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  • Spotlight on Karma Brown

    The dramatic event at the center of Karma Brown’s riveting third novel, In This Moment, is one of those terrifying accidents that could befall any of us—the kind of everyday tragedy that’s always at the periphery of our worries.

  • Elif Batuman and the Fiction of Everyday Life

    Batuman talks about writing 'The Idiot' (Penguin Press, Mar.), her first novel.

  • Spotlight on Rory Feek

    Country music fans probably know a bit about Rory Feek, who, with his wife Joey Martin Feek, was half of the country singer-songwriter duo Joey + Rory.

  • Spotlight on Kat Martin

    Bestselling author Kat Martin loves what happens when she intertwines romance with other forms of fiction, creating characters with layers of emotion and motivation.

  • When Memory Is All You Have to Go On: Mary Torjussen

    Torjussen discusses the inspiration for her novel, 'Gone Without a Trace,' about a man who goes missing and his girlfriend's attempts to find him.

  • Writers to Watch Spring 2017: Anticipated Debuts

    The big debut fiction of the season.

  • Manners Matter in Writing: Margaret Drabble

    Drabble confronts aging in her new novel, 'The Dark Flood Rises.'

  • Spotlight on Benjamin Ludwig

    Benjamin Ludwig’s gorgeous debut novel, Ginny Moon, is a labor of love.

  • John Darnielle Is on a Roll

    The brain behind indie rock band the Mountain Goats is back with the most precise gaming dice in the world and a new novel—and there are two more on the way.

  • Thriller Writer Brad Parks on What Scares Him

    In Parks's domestic thriller, 'Say Nothing' (Dutton, Mar.), a federal judge and his wife are devastated when someone kidnaps their six-year-old twins.

  • Almost Everyone Left Behind: Pankaj Mishra

    In his new book, 'Age of Anger' (FSG, Feb.), Pankaj Mishra examines the appeal of authoritarianism among the marginalized and excluded, in rich and developing nations alike.

  • Dan Chaon is Not Sad (Most of the Time)

    Dan Chaon sits in the attic room of the house where he has written five of his six books, petting Ray Bradbury. When Chaon brought Ray home six years back, the dog didn’t even know how to play. “Now he’s a little more mischievous,” Chaon says, as Ray curls up on the royal blue sofa. He was about a year old when Chaon got him, and he’d been seriously abused, shot repeatedly in the body and face. Buckshot can still be felt under his loose skin. “A physical emblem of what he’s gone through,” Chaon says, running his hand over the bumps.

  • Back to the Future: Elan Mastai

    Elan Mastai, in his novel 'All Our Wrong Todays' toys with love, sci-fi and a time machine.

  • Spotlight On...Charlie Donlea

    Donlea is a bold new suspense writer who uses his own past and obsessions to create thrilling twists that will keep readers enthralled. (Sponsored)

  • Spotlight on Davis Bunn

    Miramar Bay, the new book of women’s fiction from internationally bestselling author Davis Bunn, opens with a striking image: Connor Larkin, a successful actor engaged to a famous heiress, boards a late-night bus departing Los Angeles, leaving his fiancée, wealth, and fame behind.

  • Lost in Translation: Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky

    Leningrad-born Larissa Volokhonsky and American Richard Pevear met in Manhattan in 1976, married, moved to France in the late ’80s, and have since become the most prolific and prominent contemporary translators of Russian literature.

  • Forget the Singer: Hari Kunzru

    In 'White Tears,' Hari Kunzru’s new novel, a couple of hipsters run afoul of the music industry and the ghost of a blues musician.

  • PW’s Top Authors Pick Their Favorite Books of 2016

    The authors of some of our top books of the year share their favorite titles published in 2016.

  • An Immigrant Story: Shanthi Sekaran

    Shanthi Sekaran’s new novel, 'Lucky Boy,' explores the plight of a mexican woman whose son is taken from her and adopted out to an Indian couple.

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