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...
On America: Black Women on Feminism and Pop Culture with Sesali Bowen, Zeba Blay, and Shayla Lawson
What can mainstream feminism learn from game-changing Black women like Lizzo, Megan Thee Stallion, and Cardi B? Entertainment journalist Sesali...
The Craft of Fiction: Peter Ho Davies on The Art of Revision with Julie Buntin
Peter Ho Davies returned to The Center for Fiction for another deep dive into the art of revision, this time for the launch of...
The Art of the Short Story: Jocelyn Nicole Johnson on My Monticello with Deesha Philyaw
Jocelyn Nicole Johnson brings “a voice that is vital and unlike anything else you’ve known before” (Nana Kwame...
Story/Teller: Gary Shteyngart Presents Our Country Friends with Sloane Crosley and Frank Wood
Gary Shteyngart, “one of his generation’s most original and exhilarating writers,” according to the New York Times...