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8 children’s & YA authors share their favorite childhood books

Little readers, big imaginations   A childhood book can ignite a lifelong love of the written word. Seven children’s, middle grade and young adult authors share the books of their youth that inspired their writing careers.   “Beverly Cleary is the writer who most influenced me because her writing, at just the right time in …

Published: May 6, 2016

Obsessed by story

Megan Mayhew Bergman moved from short form fiction to nonfiction to a novel. She says she’s not a thrill seeker. But her work may prove her wrong.

By Megan Kaplon | Published: April 20, 2016

Grabbed by it

Poet Jacqueline Osherow says keep your voice elastic.

By Robert Hirschfield | Published: April 20, 2016

Dinty W. Moore: Writer guy

Dinty W. Moore talks about his unconventional, superstitious, comic, mindful and messy approach to teaching and practicing craft.

By Melissa Hart | Published: April 20, 2016

A tribute to Harper Lee

The Writer pays tribute to Harper Lee with this excerpt from Roy Peter Clark’s book “The Art of X-ray Reading.”

By Roy Peter Clark | Published: April 11, 2016

Savior of literature

It takes a big federal agency to capture (and support) the diversity and aesthetic tastes of a melting-pot nation. The NEA is on a mission to keep excellent writing a national priority.

By Megan Kaplon | Published: April 11, 2016

Wil Haygood: How I Write

“Book editors expect you to dance a little bit. They expect you to climb the darkest side of the mountain at midnight.”

By Alicia Anstead | Published: April 11, 2016