Jandy Nelson
Jandy Nelson. Photo by Sonya Sones

Jandy Nelson: Painting outside the lines

Think YA can’t be literary? Meet Jandy Nelson – and watch her lyrical language bring fully formed protagonists to life

Ross Gay
Ross Gay

Ross Gay: Finding joy in the process

The writer spins essays and poems by observing the world around him and questioning his relationship to it. He is delighted by what he sees.

#RutBusterBook: Getting to know you

Building characters is a critical – and, I’m learning, quite difficult – part of writing a book.