Author Essay

Each Unhappy Family Makes for a Great Read in its Own Way

Annabelle Gurwitch on families, fiction, and that special kind of crazy reserved for relatives.

By ANNABELLE GURWITCH • 2 months ago
Author Essay

Why The Crown conquers Victoria

Helen Simonson, author of The Summer Before the War and Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, on the royal drama she prefers.

By HELEN SIMONSON • 3 months ago
Author Essay

The Two Lives of Eleanor

Jason Gurley on the life cycle of his novel Eleanor and connecting with readers in myriad ways.

By Jason Gurley • 3 months ago
Author Essay

Spring Break at Disney World for the 21+ Crowd

The co-authors of Drinking at Disney reveal a whole new side of the Magic Kingdom.

By DANIEL MILLER • 3 months ago
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 • 3 months 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 • 4 months 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 • 4 months 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 • 4 months ago