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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

Nina Revoyr: How I Write

“The first draft is like throwing a hunk of clay onto the wheel. It’s literally getting down the raw material, and revision is my way of going back to shape something from that.”

By Alicia Anstead | Published: January 28, 2013

Julian Fellowes: true to the Period

Screenwriter Julian Fellowes is the singular voice behind the lush PBS series Downton Abbey. His philosophy is grounded in something less extravagant: believing in yourself as a writer.

By Kinney Littlefield | Published: January 5, 2013