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  • Two Lives: Charles Belfoure

    The author of 'The Paris Architect' and the forthcoming 'House of Thieves' is an architect who never planned on being a literary success.

  • A Horse with No Name: PW Talks to Joe Meno

    According to Joe Meno, his six previous novels have little in common except that they are all character driven and all “started out small.

  • Islam from the Margins: Michael Muhammad Knight

    In Why I Am a Salafi, Knight confronts traditional Islam head-on by dissecting his complex relationship to the many Islamic sects, as well as his own history of religious learning.

  • Sound and Vision: Jessica Abel

    Jessica Abel sees each of her nonfiction comic books--from 'Drawing Words and Writing Pictures,' to her latest,' Out on the Wire'--as ways to indulge her curiosity about storytelling and to refine her own way of thinking about narrative.

  • Writers to Watch: Fall 2015: Anticipated Debuts

    From a family saga steeped in the culture of Barbados to a political drama set in Spain’s Basque Country, this season’s premier fiction debuts are as diverse in their settings as they are in their approaches to narrative form.

  • Writers to Watch: Fall 2015: Gabriel Urza

    Writers have long debated the sociopolitical usefulness of fiction, but few may be as qualified to weigh in on the issue as Gabriel Urza, the author of "All That Followed" (Holt, Aug.).

  • Writers to Watch: Fall 2015: Julia Pierpont

    Many novelists write about the experience of growing up, but it takes a writer with insider knowledge to capture the experience of growing up in New York City.

  • Writers to Watch: Fall 2015: Eka Kurniawan

    American publishing has a notoriously lackluster record when it comes to work in translation; according to one oft-cited figure, translations account for just 3% of fiction and poetry books published in the U.S. each year.

  • Writers to Watch: Fall 2015: Christian Kracht

    Christian Kracht’s novel "Imperium" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) goes on sale this July, the first time the German author’s fiction has been made available to English-speaking audiences.

  • Writers to Watch: Fall 2015: Andrea Kleine

    In the early 1980s, Washington, D.C., became the setting for two acts of violence that captivated the nation.

  • Writers to Watch: Fall 2015: Alexandra Kleeman

    Alexandra Kleeman learned a very important lesson when she was in the early stages of writing her debut novel, "You Too Can Have a Body like Mine" (Harper, Aug.): back up your work.

  • Writers to Watch: Fall 2015: Naomi Jackson

    By the time Naomi Jackson, a 34-year-old writer from Brooklyn, began studying at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop in 2011, she’d already made significant headway on the novel that eventually became "The Star Side of Bird Hill" (Penguin Press).

  • Writers to Watch: Fall 2015: Lauren Holmes

    When Lauren Holmes, the author of "Barbara the Slut" (Riverhead, Aug.), first told her friend, the literary agent Duvall Osteen, that she was writing a book, Osteen was “terrified.”

  • Writers to Watch: Fall 2015: Ruth Galm

    Ruth Galm’s road to publication is the kind of story that aspiring writers, whether they’re facing the blank page or dealing with repeat rejections, might look to for encouragement.

  • Writers to Watch: Fall 2015: Elisabeth Egan

    Elisabeth Egan has spent much of her career writing about books other people have written.

  • A Writer's Evolution: Patrick deWitt

    It’s mid afternoon and the Breslin Bar is dark as a cave. Patrick deWitt, 40, folds himself into a corner table and orders the Flatiron Fling, a complicated potion topped with a thick, tea-colored head of egg foam.

  • The Girls of Gotham City: Becky Cloonan

    Becky Cloonan has had a peripatetic career. Her work in the comics industry has traversed self-publishing, indie comics, and mainstream comics, where she created the art for books from Vertigo, Image Comics, Dark Horse, and others.

  • Fear? Absolutely Not! Erica Jong

    'Fear of Dying,' Erica Jong's first book of fiction in 12 years, publishes this fall. But don't call it a sequel to her iconic debut, 'Fear of Flying.'

  • In My Own Words: Val Brelinski: Led Zeppelin, or Saving Your Soul?

    Brelinski’s debut novel, "The Girl Who Slept with God," is about two sisters exiled to a small house outside Arco, Idaho, by their evangelical Christian parents when the elder sister becomes pregnant.

  • The Promised Land: Joshua Cohen

    In his latest novel, Cohen structures a modern tale around the fourth book of the Bible, which Cohen describes as a "messy, cultic, slightly insane book about people formation."

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