Author Essay

How The Joy Luck Club Inspired Me to Be an Author

Reading Amy Tan's classic changed everything I knew about writing.

By FRANCES CHA • 2 months ago
Author Essay

How Being a Librarian Saved My Life

Before I was a novelist, I was a librarian. Here's how it changed me.

By AMANDA EYRE WARD • 2 months ago
Author Essay

The Power of Reflection and Memory in Fiction

Mary Rose Maccoll, author of Lost Autumn, explains why we seek that "final coming home" in fiction.

By MARY-ROSE MACCOLL • 3 months ago
Author Essay

How Libraries Affirm Our Humanity

Pastor and author Emily M. D. Scott praises the enduring promise of public libraries.

By EMILY M. D. SCOTT • 4 months ago
Author Essay

Why Slow Reading Is Perfectly Okay

The author of Do Nothing calls for enjoying words as a luxurious meal, rather than a hurried buffet.

By Celeste Headlee • 4 months ago
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Books to Read to Inspire Hope

A neurosurgeon shares five books that helped him see so much grace and light in the world.

By W. LEE WARREN, M.D. • 5 months ago
Author Essay

Thrillers Need Heroines Because We Need Heroines

We can speak up. We can fight back. We can take charge.

By NINA SADOWSKY • 5 months ago
Author Essay

Why We Need More Historical Fiction with LGBTQ+ Characters

What cannot be remembered might still be imagined and loved, through the power of art.

By SHANNON PUFAHL • 6 months ago