Charmaine Wilkerson on Black Cake with Taylor Jenkins Reid
In Charmaine Wilkerson’s exquisitely evocative debut novel, Black Cake, two estranged siblings must set aside their...
On America: Randall Kennedy on Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word with Erroll McDonald and Annette Gordon-Reed
To celebrate the publication of the twentieth anniversary edition, we were honored to host this distinguished panel discussion of Randall...
What Does It Take to Translate the Intangible?
Much of what translators work on doesn’t involve “meaning” in the dictionary sense. How do practitioners handle intangibles like rhyme...
Watch The Center for Fiction Annual Awards Benefit and 200th Anniversary Celebration
The Center for Fiction Annual Awards Benefit and 200th Anniversary Celebration took place on Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 at Cipriani 25 Brodaway
Watch The Center for Fiction 2021 First Novel Fête Readings
The Center for Fiction 2021 First Novel Fête featured dramatic readings from the 2021 First Novel Prize shortlist performed by Danesh...
The Art of the Short Story: Cara Blue Adams on You Never Get It Back with Marie-Helene Bertino
We were thrilled to host a preview of Cara Blue Adams’s debut short story collection, You Never Get it Back
How Do You Translate the 1,000 Words Every Picture Is Worth?
Translation is never “just” about the words, but when visuals are involved, what new constraints or inspirations crop up?
Queer Theory / Queer Fiction with Carolyn Dinshaw and Garth Greenwell
Bringing together novelists and poets with literary theorists and literary historians, Creative Writing and Critical Thought is a series of lively...
Paul Auster on Burning Boy with Michael Wood
Booker Prize-shortlisted and New York Times bestselling author Paul Auster celebrated the launch of his landmark biography...
We Are Not Like Them: Braving Conversation Across Racial Divide with Christine Pride and Jo Piazza
“Empathetic, riveting, and authentic,” writes author Laura Dave of We Are Not Like Them, the triumphant novel from Christine...