Vigdis Hjorth advocates for the sanctity of autofiction; Marcelo Hernandez Castillo on the urgency of writing in the political present; how Greta Gerwig made Little Women sing in the twenty-first century; and other stories.
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How podcasts can be instructive for writing; Nicholas Mancusi talks aging parents and philosophy; Robert Hass shares his current reading list; and other stories.
Jami Attenberg talks experimenting with form; 2020 books by women and nonbinary writers of color; how drone music can be a model for writing poetry; and other stories.
Kiley Reid talks issues of class and race in her debut, Such a Fun Age; Hua Hsu revisits the history of Asian American letters; Ron Charles notes eleven trends that shaped the decade in publishing; and other stories.
Raymond Antrobus talks finding his voice through poetry; Jaime Fuller revisits A Lost Lady by Willa Cather; literary agent Eric Smith looks forward to more genre-bending work; and other stories.
Remembering publisher-turned-writer Diana Athill; Kali Fajardo-Anstine and Tommy Pico in conversation; an overlooked Uruguayan writer; and other stories.
Carmen Maria Machado on when truth is stranger than fiction; Tiffany Midge discusses the power of humor; six writers that predicted the future; and other stories.
Jeff VanderMeer on pushing the boundaries of narration; revisiting the Lambda Literary Award–winners of 2019; the book review that changed everything for Jack Kerouac; and other stories.
Female friendship in the work of Elena Ferrante; Amanda Michalopoulou on imagining the perspective of God’s wife; Elisa Gabbert considers the negative connotation of the word “sentimental”; and other stories.
The intrigue of Emily Dickinson; Electric Literature recommends poetry collections from 2019; Oliver de la Paz considers the ethics of writing about his family; and other stories.
Martin Jude Farawell considers poetry “the process of questioning itself”; the year’s best nonfiction according to Entropy; Virginia Woolf’s relationship with her mother; and other stories.
Deborah Levy on how projects begin; the New Yorker highlights Tamil writer Perumal Murugan; Chigozie Obioma talks finding the right narrator; and other stories.
Neil Gaiman helps launch the UNHCR’s Winter Emergency Appeal; Malcom Tariq discusses the origins of Heed the Hollow; Electric Literature picks the best story collections of 2019; and other stories.
New Submittable rates for CLMP members; Gillian Conoley on the irresistible pull of poetry; Barry Lopez on compassion; and other stories.
Lucy Ellmann on the origins of Ducks, Newburyport; Mimi Lok considers the nature of memory; Garrett Caples revisits the poetry of Samuel Greenberg; and other stories.
Michelle Hart previews forthcoming LGBTQ titles; Kacen Callender discusses audience; Adrienne Brodeur talks writing with compassion; and other stories.
GQ selects its best books of 2019; Jeff VanderMeer on writing in the shadow of climate change and political crisis; New York Times book critics reflect on 2019 favorites; and other stories.
Ken Liu discusses his popular translations of Chinese science fiction; Jenna Bush Hager selects Margaret Renkl’s Late Migrations for her book club; JP Gritton talks writing an unlikable character; and other stories.
Lucy Scholes highlights a lost work of fiction; Carolina De Robertis talks queer joy and pleasure; Naja Marie Aidt on writing while grieving; and other stories.
Eve L. Ewing on finding poetry in the world; writing for the AIDS crisis; the New York Times selects new and notable translated fiction; and other stories.
Classical Arabic literature in translation; Dexter Palmer on writing historical fiction; poetry without borders; and other stories.
How to pick the ten best books of the year; a new micropublisher unearthing lost writing; art for the AIDS crisis; and other stories.
The New Jersey bookstore that’s a “time machine”; Ross Kenneth Urken on researching the histories of loved ones; Ilka Tampke on being labeled “underrated”; and other stories.
Saeed Jones on love and grief; Alyssa Hull recommends optimistic climate fiction; Annette Weisser on countering broad cancer narratives; and other stories.
Michael Chabon on Ursula K. Le Guin; “Climate Emergency” named Oxford Dictionaries word of the year; Leigh Camacho Rourks talks murder; and other stories.