This year’s debut fiction roundup features emerging writers Zinzi Clemmons, Hala Alyan, Jess Arndt, Lisa Ko, and Diksha Basu.
Novelists Caroline Leavitt and Jonathan Evison discuss the books that just didn’t work.
Page One offers the first lines of a dozen new and noteworthy books, including Wild Is the Wind by Carl Phillips and No Time to Spare by Ursula K. Le Guin.
“There are very few rules that can’t be broken,” says the author of six books of fiction and one essay collection in this wide-ranging interview.
A writer doesn't work for four decades, publish ten books, and win the Nobel Prize without developing a healthy dose of skepticism. This attitude, combined with the confidence to disregard critics, has made Toni Morrison stronger than ever.