NEA Big Read: A Lesson Before Dying and Ernest Gaines's Legacy
In this final NEA Big Read event, winners of the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence came together to discuss the lasting legacy of...
Story/Teller: Kaitlyn Greenidge's Libertie with Kara Young and Mira Jacob
Whiting Award-winning author Kaitlyn Greenidge joined author Mira Jacob (Good Talk) to celebrate the...
Nicola DeRobertis-Theye Launches The Vietri Project with Ruchika Tomar
Nicola DeRobertis-Theye and Ruchika Tomar, both 2015 Emerging Writer Fellows, reunited to celebrate the release...
On Reading: Shirley Hazzard’s The Transit of Venus
We celebrated a new edition of Shirley Hazzard’s classic literary masterpiece The Transit of Venus with an all-star...
Where Does Translation End and Co-Translation Begin?
Working in pairs. Hiring readers. Workshopping. Trusting editors. There are many ways to get a manuscript from a draft to a final translation
Lisa Zeidner on Who Says?: Mastering Point of View in Fiction with Ron Charles
Lisa Zeidner joined Washington Post book critic Ron Charles in conversation on her newest book Who Says?
NEA Big Read: Ernest J. Gaines on Criminal Justice
In A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest Gaines wrote about an unfair and brutal American justice system—one that’s still operating today
Hemingway, Gender and Identity
In a special event co-hosted by PBS, WNET, and The Center for Fiction, we welcomed filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick...
A Reading with the 2020 Emerging Writer Fellows
The Center for Fiction 2020 Emerging Writer Fellows came together to share their published writing and works in progress. The Fellowship is offered...
Imbolo Mbue Launches How Beautiful We Were with David Ebershoff
We celebrated the launch of Imbolo Mbue’s highly anticipated second novel How Beautiful We Were