Pat O'Malley


The Sick Burn of Sean Thor Conroe

December 20, 2021

The writer would test out passages from his debut novel “Fuccboi” by reading them to coworkers to see “if it was hitting for them.”


Colm Tóibín Knows What Moves the Heart

October 18, 2021

The Irish author talks to his friend, the American artist Kiki Smith, about their creative impulses and how art gets made when you leave the ego out.


Ken Burns and Isabel Wilkerson on Finding Hope in History

February 25, 2021

Ahead of his new film “Hemingway,” the Emmy Award-winning documentarian speaks to the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist about the strange impulse to move forward by looking back.