“I grew to love the challenges and rewards of the short story – the way you have to be precise and condensed and make every word count.”
While penning a response to a national crisis, two young adult authors developed a friendship and taught each other about craft.
Novelist Hannah Pittard reads her work aloud to establish a graceful rhythm and evocative mood.
“My job is to jump through that empathic window and report on the human condition. Period.”
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.
Can turning to the pen turn eerie?
Enjoying awards and recognition, Colum McCann expands his use of multiple points of view.
Find time when you don’t have time.
Author and activist Cynthia Bond goes after the demons behind social issues and personal history to craft a story of hope.
Novelist Christina Baker Kline talks about the craft that created her hit novel Orphan Train.