“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.
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.