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Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jhumpa Lahiri talks with translator Ann Goldstein about her decision to write her new book, In Other Words, in Italian; the search for freedom and happiness; and the mysteries of creativity, art, and life.
Explore the emotions of color, shout your strongest feelings, and write for a vending machine—three prompts to ignite the creative process.
The endurance of bad similes; Joyce Carol Oates interviewed; former New Republic editor launching new journal with Steve Jobs’s widow; and other news.
A poet and author talks with five published and noteworthy poets about craft and creative process, and what they do when the going gets tough.
Invent new words, change your perceptions, or get mistaken for strangers--three exercises to flex your creative muscles.
The turmoil behind Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman; on marriage, writing, and Clarice Lispector; the total weirdness of the book tour; and other news.
What to read in the dog days of summer; libraries on bikes; a children's book that induces hypnosis; and other news.
The Bridge, an online forum launched by the literary nonprofit Brooklyn Poets, fosters connections between emerging and established writers, and provides a student-mentor alternative to the traditional MFA program.
Pessimism can be a writer’s best friend: Fiction writer Benjamin Percy explores how the worst-case scenario can bring out the best in a story.