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In the shadow of terror

In her debut novel, Vaddey Ratner looks to her personal memories about fleeing the Khmer Rouge and to creative spirit as an artist to honor the lives of the fallen.

By Jack Smith | Published: May 6, 2013

Finding Fitzgerald

The actor Scott Shepherd has performed the entire text of The Great Gatsby hundreds of times onstage. What does he know about F. Scott Fitzgerald? A lot, old sport.

By Scott Shepherd | Published: May 6, 2013

Stately, plump Bloomsday

James Joyce’s Ulysses, widely considered the greatest novel of the 20th century, follows Dubliner Leopold Bloom on a single day, June 16, 1904 – known to the literary world as Bloomsday. Three writer-educators talk about lessons from the masterpiece.

Published: May 1, 2013

Russell Banks’ currency

The novelist talks about developing character, crafting stories and the passion necessary for both.

By Jack Smith | Published: May 1, 2013

Setting the stage

Whether you’re writing a profile or a novel, strong interviewing practices can ensure a richer story.

By Susan E. Reed | Published: April 1, 2013

The face of freelance

Independent writers discover that freedom comes with the price of persistence, passion and adaptability.

By Dale McGarrigle | Published: April 1, 2013