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  • Not Just a Southern Writer: Ron Rash

    Ron Rash has become established as a representative of Southern Literature, although after more than two decades writing poetry, stories, and novels, he transcends the notion of a southern writer.

  • John le Carré: A Most Wanted Author

    As the master of the British espionage thriller prepares to release his memoir, we take an infographic look at his dossier.

  • Spotlight on Carolyn Arnold

    Carolyn Arnold, the prolific Ontario-based author of mystery novels, writes with a deeply felt commitment to truth and accuracy.

  • Children in Peril: Emma Donoghue

    The 'Room' author discusses her latest novel, 'The Wonder,' about the so-called Fasting Girls of 1850s Ireland.

  • Missing is Better than Dead: Harlan Coben

    Harlan Coben’s "Home" (Dutton, Sept.), his 11th Myron Bolitar novel, exemplifies two of the things that have made the mega-bestselling author stand out from the pack.

  • Gangster Biographer: Deirdre Bair

    The author of lauded books on Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir and other literary luminaries trains her sights on Al Capone.

  • Spotlight on Cathy Lamb

    Cathy Lamb is no stranger to writing about secrets—the kind that, left buried, can tear lives apart.

  • Partners in Crime (and Life): Nicci French

    The married writing team of Nicci Gerrard and Sean French, who together write mystery novels under the pseudonym Nicci French, have published 20 books in as many years.

  • 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.

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