Author Essay

Trigger Warnings in Historical Fiction

There are no safe spaces in the world of ideas. For author Jonathan Rabb, that’s the whole point.

By JONATHAN RABB • 6 days ago
Author Essay

Writing in a Foreign Language

Author Anna Lawton on writing her novels in English, rather than in her native tongue.

By ANNA LAWTON • 2 weeks ago
Author Essay

Novelist Sarah Dunant Corrects the History Books

The author of In the Name of the Family rectifies and rewrites Lucrezia Borgia's bad rap.

By SARAH DUNANT • 2 weeks ago
Author Essay

The Books My Main Character is Reading

Ryan Ruby, author of The Zero and the One, on the literature his protagonist reads behind bars.

By RYAN RUBY • 2 weeks ago
Author Essay

Autobiography in The Barrowfields

How Phillip Lewis's fraught relationship with his father inadvertently shaped the writing of his debut novel.

By PHILLIP LEWIS • 3 weeks ago
Author Essay

Inspiration Among the Bookshelves

One author on her favorite libraries to write in. 

By JENNIFER KLINEC • 3 weeks ago
Author Essay

Write Like a Girl

Ruth Gilligan shares how she accidentally became a chick lit author.

By RUTH GILLIGAN • 1 month ago
Author Essay

Explore the Setting of your New Favorite Novel

Jennifer Ryan, author of The Chilbury Ladies' Choir, tours her novel's fictional setting.

By JENNIFER RYAN • 1 month ago