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The Book of Amish

Novelist Amish Tripathi meant to spend his career as a mathematician. But the numbers added up to a writer’s life.

By Mridu Khullar Relph | Published: June 3, 2013

Jenna Blum: How I Write

“It’s really not the writing that takes me a long time; it’s the ideation, and the underlying architecture that has to feel solid before I can even start cloaking it in words.”

By Hillary Casavant | Published: June 1, 2013

Karen Thompson Walker: How I Write

“Writing has become for me a type of meditation, that hour or two that I spend in the mornings every day. I wouldn’t want to give that up even if I couldn’t publish books or I had never sold my book.”

By Sarah C. Lange | Published: May 22, 2013

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

Russell Banks’ currency

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

By Jack Smith | Published: May 1, 2013

The mything queen

Novelist Samhita Arni has a simple style, but her method is every bit as deliberate as the original writers of the myths she revisits.

By Kavitha Rao | Published: April 1, 2013

A Capitol Poet

Poet Richard Blanco shared the stage with President Barack Obama on inauguration day. He’s hoping poetry will find its way from the Capitol steps back into daily life.

By Alicia Anstead | Published: February 28, 2013