Read excerpts of the debut books by this year’s 5 Over 50: Jimin Han, Laura Hulthen Thomas, Karen E. Osborne, Tina Carlson, and Peg Alford Pursell.
From the Magazine
Library of Congress launches web portal to explore its digital collections; Milkweed Editions to publish the late Max Ritvo’s second book; Barnes & Noble donates to hurricane-affected areas; and other news.
The Center for Fiction announces First Novel Prize shortlist; emoji poetry contest; Sally Wen Mao on creative practice and obsessions; and other news.
Illustrator and U.K. children’s laureate Chris Riddell provides fantastical artwork for a new edition of Neil Gaiman’s first solo novel, Neverwhere, published this month in the U.S. by William Morrow.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Celeste Ng’s new novel, Little Fires Everywhere, and Frank Bidart’s Half-light: Collected Poems 1965–2016.
Best-selling author Daniel Wallace (Big Fish) has been submitting short stories to the New Yorker for more than thirty years, and has yet to receive a letter of acceptance. What he did receive, however, was a surprising friendship.
Quoth “The Raven” for inspiration, compose a campus story, or petition for your own state beverage—three prompts to carry you through the fall.
Once you publish your first book, what’s in store for the next? A novelist offers advice she gleaned from her experiences publishing her second book, and dispels a few myths.
Salman Rushdie’s new novel, The Golden House, marks a triumphant return to realism for the titan of letters whose insights on everything from novel-writing and magical realism to identity and social media are as fascinating as the worlds he creates in his books.
No MFA? No problem. A novelist shares his journey to publication—and becoming a successful full-time writer—without attending a graduate writing program.