Annie Dillard has applied an endless curiosity and formidable intellect to elevate a searching and searing style of prose that has served as an example for generations of writers. A new collection, The Abundance, celebrates her masterful essays.
Wanderlust, nature vs. tech, and speculative recollection—three prompts to get pen to paper.
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.
Writer deported on her way to PEN World Voices Festival; twentieth anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone; Jennifer L. Knox on censorship in the poetry workshop; and other news.
For Leslie Jamison, who started out writing fiction and published a novel eight years ago, nonfiction offers a method of exploring the richness of life in all its complexities, as illustrated in her new book, The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath.
Connect with nature, delve into dystopia, and reflect on a relationship with a guardian—three prompts to get you writing.
Greg Bottoms has demonstrated that the truth is rarely black and white in all three of his books of creative nonfiction, but never more vibrantly than in his latest, The Colorful Apocalypse.
Having chronicled her husband’s sudden death in The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion returns to the subject of loss in a new memoir, Blue Nights, about the subsequent passing of her daughter.
Last-minute book gifts; HarperCollins to publish Zora Neale Hurston’s interviews with the last survivor of the slave trade; Paul Muldoon awarded 2017 Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry; and other news.
A free online archive collects writing from more than 1,200 incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people, as well as correctional officers and prison staff, from across the country.