Aawarding-winning author Ann Beattie explains how she wrote her first collection of short stories in over a decade
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The writers, appearing together as A.J. Rich, on how a close mutual friend inspired their co-authored thriller.
Mexico’s drug war and it’s devastating violence spurred Ruiz-Camacho’s stories surrounding a family affected by drug-related kidnappings.
The veteran-turned-novelist on how his tour in Afghanistan inspired his debut novel.
The writer discovers the difficulties of platonic friendship and pleasures of aging.
Editorial Assistant David Lamb remembers studying with Beth McNamara, Marina Keegan’s high school English teacher and close mentor.
Adam Braun, the New York Times bestselling author of The Promise of a Pencil, on realizing the biggest lesson from success is the power of failure.
The novelist and Pulitzer Prize winner shares how a visit to a small French town spurred a decade-long journey.
As his acting career blossomed, Franco always made time for books. In this essay, the author of Palo Alto discusses what he loves to read and write.
In an interview originally published in The Atlantic, Stephen King explains why discovering great literature is like loosing one’s virginity.
If you could write a letter to your adolescent self, what would you say? We can all take to heart the words of encouragement from Jeannette Walls.