Novelist David C. Taylor talks about the memories and methods that shaped his first book-length crime story.
Novelist Hannah Pittard reads her work aloud to establish a graceful rhythm and evocative mood.
“A writer once told me there is only one way to create: as if your life depends on it, which it does.”
Helen Macdonald’s “H Is for Hawk” is a hybrid memoir about grief, the environment, family and a bird.
Lin-Manuel Miranda is the Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist of “In the Heights.” He’s an actor and composer, who identifies as a writer.
“Breaking the ground is a very important phase. It’s a difficult phase, but once you take the time to do that, the book somehow propels you forward.”
“I heard that voice, crystal clear in my mind, even before I started writing. Weird.”
Ruth Reichl’s memoirs read like narrative fiction. Now her first novel is on the way.
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.