It takes a big federal agency to capture (and support) the diversity and aesthetic tastes of a melting-pot nation. The NEA is on a mission to keep excellent writing a national priority.
“Book editors expect you to dance a little bit. They expect you to climb the darkest side of the mountain at midnight.”
If you’re stuck on the page, go back to your people.
Journalist and critic Margo Jefferson takes a collage approach for the personal and cultural narrative of her new memoir.
Editor James Bennet came from an unconventional magazine background. No wonder he shook up the mix at The Atlantic.
For this bestselling novelist, the high-wire act of writing is dizzying and rewarding.
It’s important to clarify for the reader what kind of information he or she is getting when you repurpose true events.
The president who finished his memoir just in time.
Poet Elizabeth Alexander blends meter and family narrative in a lyrical memoir.
Inheriting the storyteller gene serves fiction and memoir.