The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including The Tradition by Jericho Brown and Orange World by Karen Russell.
A literary agent answers questions from writers about genre, age, costs, and client lists.
A graphic memoirist explores issues of race, identity, family, and America through conversations with her six-year-old son.
The novelist talks about his first essay collection, How to Write An Autobiographical Novel; how to keep working during bouts of self-doubt; and more.
The vice president and editorial director of Riverhead Books on the art of editing.
The editor of Black Renaissance Noire on the importance of publishing new and emerging writers.
It took Joyce Maynard twenty-five years of reflection, distance, and understanding to write her first memoir. But when tragedy struck later in life, her second memoir came much more quickly.
This series of interviews with nearly forty book editors, publishers, and agents offers a unique look at the past, present, and future of the book industry and what writers can do to thrive in today’s publishing world.
The New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author of The Orchid Thief talks with musician Ben Arthur about her music, inspiration, distraction, adaptation, and her new book about the Los Angeles Public Library fire in 1986.
Writing about trauma is sometimes called “navel-gazing,” particularly for women writers. An essayist and memoirist confronts this stigma, and calls on writers to explore their personal traumas and truths.