Gabriela Garcia’s Debut Novel Tells an Immigrant Story That Echoes Through Time
April 7, 2021
In “Of Women and Salt,” the award-winning poet plumbs deeper than the diaspora.
David Gordon’s First Draft
August 1, 2013
David Gordon’s Mystery Girl is not an easy novel to follow. You’re not sure what’s coming next, but you know you’re in for a heck of a ride.
Lisa Taddeo’s Writing Routine Involves Lucky Charms and Her Daughter’s Tears
June 8, 2021
The “Animal” author takes us beyond the blank page and into her process.
Kristen Arnett Gets Her Best Ideas at the Bar
June 1, 2021
The “With Teeth” author takes us beyond the blank page and into her process.
Jamal Jordan Wants to Have Dinner with Maya Angelou and James Baldwin
May 25, 2021
The “Queer Love in Color” author takes us beyond the blank page and into his process.
Kiley Reid Is Reading About Swimming Pools and Socialism
May 18, 2021
The “Such a Fun Age” author takes us beyond the blank page and into her process.
How Psychic Vampires and Silence of the Lambs Inspired Caroline Kepnes’s You Series
May 11, 2021
Before curling up with “You Love Me,” the author’s latest installment of the Netflix-adapted series, read how she got it done.
Sunny Hostin’s New Beach Read Was Inspired by James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, and Sonia Sotomayor
May 4, 2021
The “Summer on the Bluffs” author and co-host of “The View” takes us beyond the blank page and into her process.
Bolu Babalola is Always Returning to Toni Morrison and bell hooks
April 27, 2021
The “Love in Color” author takes us beyond the blank page and into her process.
Sanjena Sathian Wants to Go to the Met Ball with Zadie Smith
April 21, 2021
The “Gold Diggers” author takes us beyond the blank page and into her process.
Hanif Abdurraqib’s Favorite Poets are Muhammad Ali and Allen Iverson
April 13, 2021
The “A Little Devil in America” author takes us beyond the blank page and into his process.
Can Jeff VanderMeer Save Us From Extinction?
April 8, 2021
With the release of his new environmental thriller, the master of “cli-fi” tells his writer friend Carmen Maria Machado how he remains hopelessly hopeful about life on this ball of uncertainty called Earth.
Helen Oyeyemi on Why Writing is Like “Inner Space Travel”
April 6, 2021
The “Peaces” author takes us beyond the blank page and into her process.
Adrian Tomine and Tavi Gevinson on Turning Anguish Into Art: “Someday, This Will Be Good Material”
July 21, 2020
Finding the funny in life’s little pains.
April 19, 2017
The monumental work of the Los Angeles mixed-media artist turns the American dream inside out and lets all the messy parts spill out. Kaari Upson may just be the artist of our age.
August 10, 2015
One of America’s finest living authors – and arguably best living short-story writer – doesn’t chop her own firewood, barely lies, and believes in reading between the lines.
Under Mica Levi’s Score
April 3, 2014
“I don’t have a problem coming up with ideas,” Micachu and the Shapes frontwoman Mica Levi explains. “It’s about seeing those ideas through to the end.”
The New ’90s Rapper
December 9, 2013
The are several things you should know about 21-year-old rapper Dillon Cooper: he’s hungry, he knows his music, he counts Eminem among his top five rappers, and he’s attracting the right sort of attention.
Lisa Lewis’ Kind Ambition
November 16, 2011
You know what they say about making it in New York. In Lisa Lewis’ new play Schooled, the writer pays homage to this tradition of ambition wielding star-seekers that flock to the city.
Life Lessons from Truman Capote
June 8, 2021
“Every day is a new day with me. All holds are off. All contracts are forgotten.”