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  • Working for Free: PW Talks with Craig Lambert

    In "Shadow Work," former Harvard magazine deputy editor Craig Lambert takes a fresh look at the problem of work-life balance.

  • The Country in the City: PW Talks with Mia Alvar

    The stories in Alvar’s debut collection "In the Country" cross continents and eras with intimacy and longing.

  • Q & A with Rita Williams-Garcia

    Rita Williams-Garcia concludes her award-winning trilogy about the Gaither Sisters with 'Gone Crazy in Alabama.'

  • A Sound Philosophy: Graham Foust and Samuel Frederick: Poetry 2015

    When Wave Books publishes "Of Entirety Say the Sentence" this fall, Graham Foust, a poet noted for his condensed, elliptical approach, and Samuel Frederick, a professor of German literature, will have finished translating the informal trilogy that comprises the final three books of German poet Ernst Meister (1911–1979).

  • Four Questions for...Margret Aldrich

    We spoke to the author of 'The Little Free Library Book' (Coffee House Press, April) about the Little Free Library Movement and why so many people around the world are setting up libraries in their front yards.

  • Water Wars: PW Talks with Paolo Bacigalupi

    Competing mercenary organizations vie for control of the American Southwest’s depleted water supplies in Bacigalupi’s "The Water Knife."

  • Literary Mixtapes: PW Talks with John Keene

    John Keene brings philosophical concerns and an impressive range of historical detail to the short fiction of "Counternarratives."

  • A Mammoth Endeavor: PW Talks with Beth Shapiro

    Shapiro, a paleogenomics pioneer, provides a road-map for thinking about the possibilities of de-extinction in "How to Clone a Mammoth."

  • God and Monsters: PW Talks with Michael Lister

    Lister’s series sleuth, clergyman John Jordan, reexamines the Atlanta Child Murders in Innocent Blood.

  • Q & A: Nova Ren Suma

    Nove Ren Suma's 'The Walls Around Us' is a psychological thriller that grapples with guilt, innocence, and competitive ballet, along with some mindbending twists and turns.

  • Four Questions for...Bill Ayers

    We spoke to the longtime activist and founder of Weather Underground about the new discussion series he's hosting, 'Fresh Ayers,' for Chicago's Seminary Co-op Bookstore.

  • What's New, Pussycat? Talking with Bad Kitty's Creator and Editor

    Since her debut in 2005, Nick Bruel's Bad Kitty has starred in 12 titles, ranging from a board book to picture books to chapter books.

  • Q & A with Greg Pizzoli

    2014 Geisel Award-winner Greg Pizzoli has two new books coming out this spring, 'Ticky Vic' and 'Templeton Gets His Wish.'

  • Four Questions for…New PEN President Andrew Solomon

    We talked to the activist, professor, author and new PEN president about free expression, hate speech and his next book.

  • India vs. Pakistan: PW Talks with Matthew Palmer

    Palmer, a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service, considers the possibility of a nuclear war between India and Pakistan in his thriller, 'Secrets of State.'

  • Q & A with Alice Hoffman

    Alice Hoffman's latest book, 'Nightbird,' is for middle-grade readers and tells the story of 12-year-old Twig, whose family has lived under a witch's curse for 200 years.

  • Q & A with Matthew Cordell

    March comes in with a roar for Matthew Cordell as two books of his, 'Special Delivery' and 'Wish,' are released simultaneously.

  • The Light of Her World: Elizabeth Alexander

    In 2009, celebrated poet and Yale professor Elizabeth Alexander, acclaimed author of six books of poetry and two collections of essays, scaled the heights of public poetic attention, moving millions of Americans with her poem, “Praise Song of the Day,” written for the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

  • Q & A with Avi

    In Avi's latest novel, 'Catch You Later, Traitor,' the author draws on his own life when the protagonist's father is rumored to be a Communist during the Red Scare.

  • The Weight of History: PW Talks with Ken Liu

    Acclaimed short fiction writer and translator Liu treads novel territory with "The Grace of Kings," in which two very different men compete for imperial power.

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