The marina had a proposition for him. They wanted him to leave, and they were willing to pay him to do it.
Aryn Kyle talks about the American West as a character, writing from a child's perspective, and her debut novel, The God of Animals
Nick Hornby, the author of High Fidelity, About a Boy, and Fever Pitch, talks about the pitfalls of contemporary literary culture, his ambition to be the male Anne Tyler, and his new novel for young adults
Edward J. Delaney discusses the country's best graduate writing programs and how to compare them
Shira Nayman, the author of Awake in the Dark, plumbs the secrets of World War II Germany to craft haunting present-day tales
Novelist and critic Francine Prose talks about creativity, literary craftsmanship, and her new book, Reading Like a Writer.
Short story writer Amy Hempel talks about forensics, seeing eye dogs, and her new Collected Stories
The author of White Teeth and The Autograph Man talks about her new comedy of manners-cum-campus novel and the pitfalls of literary celebrity.
Joyce Carol Oates talks about modern science, the writing life, and "*BD* 11 1 86," her short story in the fiction issue
Margot Livesey talks about her new novel, Banishing Verona, and her commitment to writing literary page-turners
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler talks about tapping into different points of view and writing "from the place where you dream"
A talk with the author of The Rotters' Club, a darkly humorous story of coming-of-age in 1970s Birmingham, England