Since 2005, The Center for Fiction has been presenting some of the most celebrated authors in contemporary fiction. Fiction Talks features exclusive talks taken from our vast archive and new interviews with celebrated writiers, bringing you the thoughts, feelings, and advice of great authors from the world of fiction.


We've heard the voices of great writers such as Philip Roth, Jamaica Kincaid, Lee Child, Jane Smiley, Stephen King, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Deborah Eisenberg, Richard Ford, Nuruddin Farah, Jennifer Egan, Teju Cole, Michael Cunningham, Jhumpa Lahiri, and many, many more. (Too many to name here!) We also have priceless recordings of literary giants who are no longer with us, including Elmore Leonard, James Salter, Ruth Rendell, Peter Matthiessen, and E.L. Doctorow.


We want you to have a quality experience in your headphones. Our new interviews will be produced using improved audio equipment, and our archived audio will be remastered and edited, and paired with a special thematic introduction. Once a month, a new episode of Fiction Talks will be released via our website and iTunes. 

A few authors' talks we would like to remaster and include in Fiction Talks: 


Megan Abbott • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie • Renata Adler • Mia Alvar • Jami Attenberg • Margaret Atwood • Lawrence Block • Bonnie Jo Campbell • Lorenzo Carcaterra • Anne Carson • Alexander Chee • Lee Child • Mary Higgins Clark • Harlan Coben • Teju Cole • Michael Connelly • Robert Coover • Michael Cunningham • Lydia Davis • Nelson DeMille • E.L. Doctorow • Stuart Dybek • Jennifer Egan • Linda Fairstein • Nuruddin Farah • Angela Flournoy • Richard Ford • Ben Fountain • Charles Frazier • Rivka Galchen • Roxane Gay • Ann Goldstein • Edith Grossman • Lev Grossman • James Hannaham • Charlaine Harris • Amy Hempel • A.M. Homes • Mitchell S. Jackson • Leslie Jamison • N.K. Jemisin • Heidi Julavits • Stephen King • Jamaica Kincaid • Phil Klay • Jhumpa Lahiri • Victor LaValle • Krys Lee • Dennis Lehane • Elmore Leonard • Alan Lightman • Kelly Link • Laura Lippman • Sam Lipsyte • Phillip Lopate • Fiona Maazel • Ben Marcus • Peter Matthiessen • Eimear McBride • Colum McCann • Bernice L. McFadden • Maaza Mengiste • Claire Messud • Rick Moody • Maggie Nelson • Elizabeth Nunez • Sigrid Nunez • Joyce Carol Oates • Téa Obreht • Alix Ohlin • Edith Pearlman • Tom Piazza • Darryl Pinckney • Richard Powers • Richard Price • Francine Prose • Ruth Rendell • Roxana Robinson • Philip Roth • Karen Russell • James Salter • Esmeralda Santiago • Christine Schutt • Taiye Selasi • Wallace Shawn • Jim Shepard • Gary Shteyngart • Karin Slaughter • Jane Smiley • Dana Spiotta • Elizabeth Strout • Hannah Tinti • Colm Tóibín • Deb Olin Unferth • Luís Alberto Urrea • M.G. Vassanji • Jess Walter • Edmund White • Hilma Wolitzer • Daniel Woodrell • John Wray • Tiphanie Yanique • and many, many more!



Thank you to the 126 backers who contributed to our Kickstarter campaign in June! We successfully raised $16,138 to help fund our podcast. We couldn't have done it without you!


We would also like to specially thank our sponsors: Nick Brumm, Avi Kotzer, Tracy Hurley Martin, Karma Christine Salvato, and Elizabeth Shah-Hosseini.