Joy Sanchez Taylor on Teaching N.K. Jemisin's Broken Earth Trilogy
CUNY professor and sci-fi fan, Joy Sanchez-Taylor, led our N.K. Jemisin Broken Earth reading group at The Center in the summer of 2019
Steve Almond, interviewed by Dawn RaffelSteve Almond
Steve Almond likes to mix it up. The short story writer/novelist/journalist/ blogger/provocateur-at-large has engaged in intellectual pugilism...
Finding Angela Carter: An Interview with Biographer Edmund GordonEdmund Gordon
In a new and insightful biography, The Invention of Angela Carter, author Edmund Gordon looks at the life of this often mythologized writer, while...
Alice Mattison, interviewed by Sarai WalkerAlice Mattison
The legendary teacher and writer talks to Sarai Walker about penning a book on writing (The Kite and the String), the importance of diverse voices...
Viet Thanh Nguyen Talks to Noreen TomassiViet Thanh Nguyen
Viet Thanh Nguyen won the 2015 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize for his debut novel, The Sympathizer. Here, he talks to our Executive Director...
Tiphanie Yanique Talks to Noreen TomassiTiphanie Yanique
Noreen Tomassi talks to the winner of the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize talks about her social responsibility as a writer from the Virgin...
Margaret Wrinkle, interviewed by Noreen TomassiMargaret Wrinkle
Noreen Tomassi talks to the Center for Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize Winner about growing up in the segregated South, seeking...
Luis Negrón, Interviewed by Matt NelsonMatt Nelson
Matt Nelson talks with the author of Mundo Cruel about why he doesn’t want to become the next Bolaño, how journalism helps his...
Renata Adler, interviewed by Dawn RaffelRenata Adler
Dawn Raffel talks with the author of Speedboat and Pitch Dark about transcendant reading, writing a fine sentence, picking a fight, Isaac Babel–and Oprah.
Sterling Lord, interviewed by Dawn RaffelSterling Lord
Dawn Raffel talks with the iconic agent about Kerouac and Kesey, the thrill of discovery, and why physical books matter.