Novelist Eleanor Catton on writing strategies; why science fiction should be taken seriously; from blog to book; and other news.
Two novelists discuss the excitement and challenges of editing an anthology of essays.
Years after leaving her family farm in Kansas, a memoirist discovers meaning in her work while revisiting the past, and exploring her family’s relationship to the land.
A writer’s search for a typewriter brings her face to face with both present and past, and helps her understand ideas of friendship, memory, connection, and loss.
British justice secretary sticks to his guns; Karen Russell’s sleep-deprived nation; customers unimpressed by Amazon settlement; and other news.
Christina Baker Kline novels move from mid-list to bestseller; a day in the life of Meg Wolitzer; two authors consider the strength of the adage “write what you know”; and other news.
David Foster Wallace on paper; Afghan women poets in photos and couplets; the dangers of computerized essay evaluation; and other news.
A nonfiction writer and journalist offers advice for those struggling to return to daily life after attending a writers residency.
Emphasizing the distinction between sentiment and sentimentality, a poet makes his case for writing with genuine emotion.
The New Yorker published an excerpt of Rebecca Mead’s My Life in Middlemarch; the Telegraph lists several products that use poets to move merchandise, including potato chips; USA Today details why generations of readers still love Austen’s Pride and Prejudice; and other news.