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  • An Enviable Life: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    At 96 years old, Ferlinghetti is one of the most well-known figures in American publishing. His new book shines a light on some of his formative moments.

  • Celebrating the Architect Frank Gehry: Paul Goldberger

    It seems appropriate that Paul Goldberger meets me for an interview in a conference room with a window looking out on midtown Manhattan.

  • Tucker Max Is Back—With Dating Advice

    The bestselling author and ultimate bro, instrumental in spawning the genre known as fratire, is taking on an unexpected new role with his forthcoming book: relationship guru.

  • Author Profile: Sofia Segovia

    A look at the novelist being hailed as the next Isabel Allende.

  • Pulitzer Prize–Winner Stacy Schiff on 'The Witches'

    With 'The Witches: Salem, 1692,' due from Little, Brown in October, historian Stacy Schiff vents her teenage fascination with the panic that swept through several dozen colonial Massachusetts villages in the late 17th century.

  • Karin Slaughter: What Crime Leaves Behind

    In Slaughter’s new standalone thriller, 'Pretty Girls,' two siblings must cope with the loss of their older sister.

  • Bookman's Holiday: Michael Dirda

    Michael Dirda's latest collection of reflections on literary journalism and book collecting, "Browsings," is being published this August by Pegasus Books.

  • 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.”

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