Our Other FuturesMalka Older
In this essay, author Malka Older reflects on her time as a humanitarian aid worker in Darfur and how it influenced her near-future political...
Supermarket MittelschmerzMax Winter
In this essay, author Max Winter (Exes) reflects on his mother’s career as a painter, why she inexplicably stopped painting when he was...
Four Surprising Influences on We Love You, Charlie FreemanKaitlyn Greenidge
We asked First Novel Prize finalist Kaitlyn Greenidge to talk about some of the unusual influences behind her fantastic novel We Love You, Charlie Freeman
The Influence of Journalism in FictionElliot Ackerman
Fallujah, Aleppo, Gaziantep. These are all cities that we hear about in the news, but we don’t think about the stories contained within them
Writing to Destroy MemoryClaudia Kasper
In this post, Claudia Casper, author of the new book The Mercy Journals, shares how General Roméo Dallaire, the Canadian general who...
Five Surprising Influences on You Will Know MeMegan Abbott
We asked Megan Abbott to talk about some of the influences behind her new hit book You Will Know Me. Here she discusses how a television...
What Else Would a Young Film Star Wear?Maggie O'Farrell
In this essay, Maggie O’Farrell, author of This Must Be the Place, writes about how an unforgettable object found its way into her fiction.