The Power of Pen NamesCarmela Ciuraru
A dialogue with Dawn Raffel on the significance of pen names.“I had an assignment from a magazine where the editor said, ‘The theme...
Linda Fairstein, interviewed by Dawn RaffelLinda Fairstein
In advance of her appearance as part of the Center’s Crime Fiction Academy, the legendary crime writer talked to Dawn Raffel about taking...
Francisco Goldman, interviewed by Dawn RaffelFrancisco Goldman
Dawn Raffel talks to the author of Say Her Name about grief, desire, and the need to put it on the page.“I began without even thinking about genre
Megan Abbott Interviewed by Meg PokrassMegan Abbott
Meg Pokrass talks to Abbott about teenage demons, sexual awakenings, and the making of her new novel.“As a kid, one of my favorite novels...
Robley Wilson, interviewed by Dawn RaffelRobley Wilson
A discussion on genre-hopping, boundary-free editing, and the necessity of virtuoso grumbling.“From the beginning, I wanted to write short...
Cynthia Ozick Interviewed by Alessandra FarkasCynthia Ozick
A conversation with Alessandra Farkas on Holocaust writing, literary influence, and the great American novel.“Yet it will never be possible...
Yiyun LiYiyun Li
The celebrated author speaks with Noreen Tomassi about dislocation, relocation, writing about the history of China, and being inspired by Jewish and Irish writers