The Sept/Oct 2016 issue features messages for the next president from fifty American poets and writers; a profile of writer and photographer Teju Cole; an interview with award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson; a conversation about memoir between William Giraldi and Sven Birkerts; a special section on MFA programs in creative writing; a Q&A with poetry critic Steph Burt; and more.
A publishing-industry veteran who has worked as an agent, writer, and editor explores how her various experiences have helped her make decisions about both her own career and that of other writers.
Los Angeles Times book editor Carolyn Kellogg talks MFAs, publishing optimism, and how she’s revolutionizing her new position in the shifting landscape of book reviews.
The founders of revivalist press Emily Books talk about their recent partnership with Coffee House Press, staying true to their ethics, and sustaining the future of “weird books by women.”
Our Literary Agents Issue features an in-depth interview with the four agents who founded the Book Group; our sixteenth annual roundup of the summer's best debut fiction, including Yaa Gyasi's novel Homegoing; Benjamin Percy on superpowered storytelling; an interview with Carolyn Kellogg of the Los Angeles Times; a Q&A with Ruth Curry and Emily Gould of Emily Books; and more.