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Mitchell S. Jackson: Turn around

The novelist and teacher who didn’t turn his back on his past, but faced it head on to find a voice uniquely his own.

By Aubrey Everett, Photos by John Ricard and Xan Padron | Published: March 2, 2016

David C. Taylor’s write life

Novelist David C. Taylor talks about the memories and methods that shaped his first book-length crime story.

By Alicia Anstead, photo by Michele Stapleton | Published: January 19, 2016

Mary Karr: Boss of memoir

She didn’t create the form, but Mary Karr has a lot to say about the art of telling your own story.

By Nicki Porter | Published: November 6, 2015

Beverly Jenkins: How I Write

“I revise as I go. It’s a slower process, but the manuscript is tight by the time I send it to my editor.”

By Alicia Anstead | Published: August 19, 2015

What’s the big idea?

Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks goes after stories with a commitment to discovery and to the power of dreamy moments.

By Patti Hartigan | Published: March 17, 2015