For Tim O’Brien, the Vietnam War has remained a crucible in his fiction, but the power of imagination and memory, and ‘our elusive interior worlds,’ loom large too.
Poet Bruce Weigl talks about the trauma of war and the stories it produces.
She didn’t create the form, but Mary Karr has a lot to say about the art of telling your own story.
A young author puts more “A” than “Y” in her YA stories and comes up with an approach that works for teens.
Jaime Joyce talks with editor Alicia Anstead about craft and her short story “Picnic in the Yard.”
The rhythms of Major Jackson’s poetry are rooted in his youth and his reach back to the history of the form.
Enjoying awards and recognition, Colum McCann expands his use of multiple points of view.
The distinguished Canadian writer has pushed herself to work in a variety of genres, dramatizing issues of gender, power and society.
Author and activist Cynthia Bond goes after the demons behind social issues and personal history to craft a story of hope.
“I cannot lie: This is my first attempt at writing crime.”