Author Essay

I’d Rather Be Reading: The Autobiography of a Bookworm

An excerpt from Guinevere de la Mare's love letter to books and readers.

By • 2 months ago
Author Essay

Girlhood, Communes and Coming of Age in California

Chiara Barzini, author of Things That Happened Before the Earthquake, and Annie DeWitt, author of White Nights in Split Town City discuss their novels and nudist parents.

By CHIARA BARZINI • 2 months ago
Author Essay

Where Are All the Female Monsters in Literature?

Theodora Goss, author of The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter, explores.

By THEODORA GOSS • 2 months ago
Author Essay

How my Job in the Newsroom Helped Inform my Debut Novel

Jennifer Kitses, author of Small Hours, on how a bad job helped her write a great novel.

By JENNIFER KITSES • 2 months ago
Author Essay

I Am Writing In My Third Language (And It’s Bearly Noticeful)

Edgar Cantero, author of Meddling Kids, on how he writes in other than his mother tongue.

By EDGAR CANTERO • 3 months ago
Author Essay

Our Cultural Obsession with Missing Women

Why are there more "gone girls" than "gone guys"? David Bell, author of Bring Her Home, explores.

By DAVID BELL • 3 months ago
Author Essay

On Lying and Auto-fiction

Refuge author Dina Nayeri writes about using her own life—and parents—as inspiration for her fiction.

By DINA NAYERI • 3 months ago
Author Essay

Match the Famous Author to their Pet

Author and illustrator Rowan Hisayo Buchanan creates a matching game with writers and their animal muses.