Highlights from 12 months of interviews with writers about their craft and the authors they love
Adventures in French education
The author's death barely made headlines 50 years ago when he died on the same day as JFK and Aldous Huxley. But today, his writings are more relevant than ever.
Warren Lehrer is touring the country with a multimedia presentation of his meticulously illustrated chronicle of the fictional fiction author Bleu Mobley.
Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" helps remind the Joy Luck Club author to capture the "microscopic" details that make her characters unique.
Staff selections from a year of reading
Sari Botton, Melissa Febos, Mira Ptacin, and Cheryl Strayed discuss what inspired their contributions to Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York.
Join 1book140, our Twitter book club, for a John le Carré classic this month.
Choose from worthy titles that didn't get picked in the past 12 months by our Twitter book club.
Committing the words of Wallace Stevens to memory unlocked an emotional and physical magic within her, Bender says.
You read it; it reads you. An Object Lesson.
Talking with the authors of a new book that chronicles the obscenely candid comedian's tragic, drug-fueled peak
New allegations of sexual harassment and inequality could help change a culture that routinely alienates female fans and cartoonists.
Newspapers called William J. Burns “the greatest detective America has produced,” and his sad fate illustrates what might have awaited the fictional Holmes if he'd been real.
Author Paul Auster says Beckett shows how important laughter is in writing.
Russell Banks's biggest inspiration isn't another author—it's a gravestone inscription lurking near his desk.
Fun Home author Alison Bechdel talks about watching her memoir about growing up lesbian with a closeted gay dad get reinvented as an off-Broadway musical.
The Eat, Pray, Love author celebrates the late Jack Gilbert, whose works challenge readers to find joy within suffering.
Jane Austen's classic is 200 years old, but longtime spouses and relationship experts alike stand by the principles it presents.
Amy Woolard took 10 years off from writing and got a law degree. Now she balances dual careers as a rising-star poet and child-welfare attorney (with a little help from Siri).