Author Essay

The Power of Immigrant Stories

The author of A River of Stars reflects on how untold stories lead to the loss of humanity.

By VANESSA HUA • 1 year ago
Author Essay

Where Are All the “Strong Male Characters”?

The author of Blood Highway takes on the redundancy of the phrase "strong female characters."

By GINA WOHLSDORF • 1 year ago
Author Essay

13 Reasons Why Libraries are Holding Us All Together

Tiffany King, author of Eat at Home Tonight, argues why libraries are relevant, and more importantly, matter.

By Tiffany King • 1 year ago
Author Essay

The Beauty of Bibliomemoirs

Nell Stevens admires the books that inspired her newest: The Victorian and the Romantic.

By NELL STEVENS • 1 year ago
Author Essay

The Discomfort of Reality Literature

What happens when novels are read as "true"? The Story of a Marriage author digs in.

By GEIR GULLIKSEN • 1 year ago
Author Essay

S is for Sue

What more than 36 years of friendship with Sue Grafton meant to YA author Carol Weston.

By CAROL WESTON • 1 year ago
Author Essay

The Book that Changed My Life

The author of The Lost Chapters reflects on the book that rewired her thoughts during a jail sentence.

By LESLIE SCHWARTZ • 1 year ago
Author Essay

On Writing Fiction about My Real Life

The author of Fruit of the Drunken Tree illuminates how the real and imagined create truth together.

By INGRID ROJAS CONTRERAS • 1 year ago