Appreciating Tillie OlsenKatherine Arnoldi
On the publication of Tell Me a Riddle, Requa 1 and Other Works, Katherine Arnoldi reflects on the revered author, Tillie Olsen.
On Alice MunroRoxana Robinson
Roxana Robinson, the author of such works as Sweetwater and Sparta, writes an appreciation of the masterful short story writer Alice Munro.
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
Ha Jin on Literature and EvilHa Jin
At the 2012 AWP conference, The Center for Fiction hosted a panel Literature and Evil with Ha Jin, Marilynne Robinson and Paul Harding, moderated...
That's My Story and I'm (Probabilistically) Sticking to ItLiam Durcan
The man kept on talking and talking, telling me about the cat that was brushing up against his right thigh at that very moment
What Was It You Wanted?Tom Piazza
I like spending time with the writers I like. I don’t like reading authors I don’t like.
On Mind & MeaningDexter Palmer
The pattern of my conversation with strangers at parties changed in two ways after I published a novel. The first, and the less common of the...
Remembering John UpdikeRoxana Robinson
The author of Sparta looks back at one of her literary mentors.
A Week After 11/9Anne Landsman
In this essay, novelist Anne Landsman talks about growing up during South Africa’s apartheid, how her Jewish parents quietly fought xenophobia...
On Lydia DavisRoxana Robinson
The author of Sparta reflects on a master of the short story form.