On Lydia DavisRoxana Robinson
The author of Sparta reflects on a master of the short story form.
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
Do Women Write "Tosh"?Roxana Robinson
The author of Sparta responds to V. S. Naipaul.
Fires in the Brain: Consciousness and CreationJeffery Renard Allen
I was twelve years old in 1975 when I first heard the beautiful and haunting Michael Murphy song “Wild Fire,” which is about a ghost woman...
The Donald = The Silvio?Dr. Stan Burnett
Stan Burnett can offer quite a bit of insight into the life and times of former Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi because his career...
So You Want to Start Your own Micro-press?Kevin Sampsell
I started my micro-press, Future Tense Books, back in 1990 and I honestly had no idea what I was doing for the first few years
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...
Escaping the Prison of RealismDarryl Pinckney
I was surprised in Elizabeth Hardwick’s writing class at Barnard when she told us that the mystery of Jay Gatsby was that he was Jewish.
Great Fiction is a Force for PeaceRoxana Robinson
An archaeologist friend told me recently about the discovery of an oral tradition stretching back for 10,000 years. They were stories told by...