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.
This year’s debut fiction roundup features emerging writers Zinzi Clemmons, Hala Alyan, Jess Arndt, Lisa Ko, and Diksha Basu.
Less than a year after the celebrated author’s death, the Pat Conroy Literary Center in Beaufort, South Carolina, has opened its doors.
With so many good books being published every month, some literary titles worth exploring can get lost in the stacks. Page One offers the first lines of a dozen recently released books, including Afaa Michael Weaver’s Spirit Boxing, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees, and Patricia Smith’s Incendiary Art, for a glimpse into the worlds of these new and noteworthy titles.
For the past thirty years, from the publication of his first novel, Mohawk, to his latest, Everybody’s Fool, a sequel to his beloved 1993 novel, Nobody’s Fool, Richard Russo, the Pulitzer Prize–winning “patron saint of small-town fiction,” has remained the same generous, optimistic, hardworking writer he’s always been, welcoming readers into his books and his heart.
Read exclusive excerpts from the novels and story collections of debut fiction writers Courtney Maum, Scott Cheshire, Celeste Ng, Yelena Akhtiorskaya, and Mira Jacob.
Novelist Eleanor Henderson discusses the beauty and necessity of backstory in fiction, offering a counterpoint to a previously published article in which novelist Benjamin Percy warned writers about the dangers of backstory.
For Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, literary stardom has yielded more than the confidence to keep writing. Much more.
Studying poetry under J. D. McClatchy; Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s remains rediscovered in a wine cellar; the Restoration’s filthiest poet; and other news.
The first lines of a dozen new books, including The Dream of Reason by Jenny George.