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  • The Underground Railroad, Literally Underground: Colson Whitehead

    Colson Whitehead's eighth novel, 'The Underground Railroad,' imagines a literal subway that slaves would use to travel north to freedom and is poised to be the big novel of the fall.

  • Melissa Sweet: Illuminating the Life of E.B. White

    Using watercolors, collages, letters, and photos, Sweet portrays a titan of children's literature in 'Some Writer!'

  • Spotlight on Kevin O’Brien

    'You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone,' the new thriller by New York Times–bestselling author Kevin O’Brien, is a page-turner wrapped around one of today’s pressing issues: school bullying.

  • Banished to Luxury: Amor Towles

    At the center of 'A Gentleman in Moscow,' Amor Towles's latest novel, is a Russian aristocrat held under house arrest at Moscow's luxurious Hotel Metropole after the Bolshevik coup.

  • The Good Fight

    In 'A Road Unseen,' the veteran activist writes about the women fighting fundamentalism in northern Syria.

  • Spotlight on Nancy Bush

    The latest installment in bestselling author Nancy Bush’s Rafferty Family series, The Killing Game, out in July, is more than a suspense novel: it’s a deep dive into the dark—and hauntingly compelling—mind of a killer.

  • The Writing Life, According To a Guy Who's Really Lived It

    Legendary editor and journalist Terry McDonnell on why you shouldn't call him legendary, and why his new book, 'The Accidental Life,' is not a memoir.

  • Toni Morrison: 'Part of the Business of Editing Is Telling People to Shut Up'

    As an editor at Random House in the 1970s, Toni Morrison received plenty of pushback from white executives afraid to take a risk on black creativity. She discussed her experiences charging ahead in spite of critics during a panel on art and social justice on June 15.

  • Writers to Watch Summer-Fall 2016: Anticipated Debut Fiction

    These forthcoming titles present a dizzying array of voices and styles that challenge preconceived notions of community, identity, and language at every turn.

  • Spotlight on Simona Ahrnstedt

    In Sweden, Simona Ahrnstedt is not only the bestselling author of several historical novels, but with her recent foray into commercial fiction with her debut contemporary work, All In, she is now the country’s only living romance novelist. Actually, its only romance novelist ever.

  • Where the Cosmo Girl Came From: Gerri Hirshey

    Rock journalist Hirshey takes on a very different subject in her new book, 'Not Pretty Enough': Helen Gurley Brown, the feminist dynamo author of 'Sex and the Single Girl' and legendary editor of 'Cosmopolitan' magazine.

  • The Very Busy Life of Novelist Ann Patchett

    Ann Patchett talks about her new novel, 'Commonwealth,' and the kick she gets out of bookselling (even if it means sometimes staying up half the night mopping).

  • The Burden of Strangeness: Rikki Ducornet

    Let’s get this out of the way: Rikki Ducornet is the subject of Steely Dan’s 1974 hit “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,” which, regardless of your appreciation of smooth jazz rock, gives her bragging rights of a sort.

  • Strangers in a Strange Land: Deborah Levy

    Levy, a master of provocatively disjunctive writing, tells PW why her new novel, 'Hot Milk,' is much more than “a novel about hypochondria.”

  • Chili Peppers as Weapons: Mary Roach

    Mary Roach takes the battlefield as her subject in her latest pop science book, 'Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War.'

  • A Model Memoirist: Pat Cleveland

    Pioneering runway model Pat Cleveland's memoir offers a candid glimpse into many of her international adventures, romances, and memories of the politics inside the fashion industry.

  • From Playwright to Novelist

    The difficulty of making ends meet as a playwright has driven a number of lauded theater writers to seek creative satisfaction—and a living wage—elsewhere.

  • Making Wonder Woman Interesting: Grant Morrison

    The veteran comics writer takes on what may be his biggest challenge: reinventing Wonder Woman.

  • A Child for a Child: Louise Erdrich

    In Erdrich's 15th novel, LaRose, a family gives up their child after causing the death of another family's child.

  • The Other Knopf

    A new biography of Blanche Knopf, wife of Alfred, concludes Blanche's tastes and judgments had a huge influence on how the publishing house developed.

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