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  • A Thriller Plucked Out of the 20th Amendment: Steve Berry

    Political thriller writer Steve Berry discusses his rigorous research method and his new novel, 'The 14th Colony,' based on a timely what-if involving the presidential inauguration.

  • 'Keep Your Finger Off the Trigger!' and Other Real Lessons From a Former Cop

    Former Washington D.C. detective turned novelist David Swinson reflects on the experiences that went into creating his fiction.

  • A Debut Author's New Take on Race

    Kaitlyn Greenidge's debut novel, 'We Love You, Charlie Freeman' follows a black famly that raises a chimp as part of a sociological experiment.

  • Beautiful Decay: The Poetry of Lucia Perillo

    The poet Lucia Perillo reflects on the themes that drive her work ahead of the publication of "Time Will Clean the Carcass Bones," a collection of nearly 30 years' worth of work.

  • Everyone Needs a Home: Edna O'Brien

    Irish novelist Edna O'Brien's 24th novel, 'The Little Red Chairs,' is being hailed as a masterpiece ahead of its publication.

  • A Murder in Columbia County: Elizabeth Brundage

    The author talks with us about 'All Things Cease to Appear,' her fourth novel. The book tells the story of a man living in upstate New York in 1979 who is suspected of killing his wife.

  • Want to See the Real Russia? Skip Moscow

    Longtime NPR correspondent Garrels takes readers to "the Real Russia" in her new book, 'Putin Country.'

  • Hobbits and Jane Eyre

    Faye puts a murderous spin on Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre in Jane Steele (Putnam, Apr.).

  • Kitchen Crime Queen: Joanne Fluke

    After millions of copies sold, Fluke is finally marrying off Hannah Swensen, the baker and amateur sleuth star of her long-running cozy culinary mystery series.

  • All Crime Is Psychological: Michael Robotham

    Professor Joe O’Loughlin takes center stage in "Close Your Eyes," Robotham’s 10th series novel featuring an ensemble cast.

  • Berlin Story: Darryl Pinckney

    The novelist, playwright, and critic on his new novel, 'Black Deutschland,' about an American expat in 1980s West Berlin.

  • Lucky Charms: Wade Rouse

    Wade Rouse wants to make one thing clear: he wrote his debut novel, The Charm Bracelet, out in March from St. Martin’s, under the pseudonym Viola Shipman, not to confuse or deceive, but in homage to his two grandmothers.

  • Peter Straub, and the Horror That Bartleby Wrought

    The horror writer talks about about 'Interior Darkness,' a collection of 16 stories coming from Doubleday this month.

  • A Visionary Comics Artist: PW Talks With Daniel Clowes

    "It's a strange job to sit in your room and think, 'What do I want to spend the next five years of my life obsessing over?'" That's how Daniel Clowes, cartoonist and the author of Ghost World, describes the life of a comics artist.

  • A Champion of the Humanities: David Denby

    The former longtime 'New Yorker' film critic doesn’t just think reading books is good for you; he believes it makes you a better citizen and a better person.

  • Writers to Watch Spring 2016: Anticipated Debut Fiction

    The new fiction writers we introduce this season take readers all over the world, from Brazil to Bulgaria and beyond.

  • In My Own Words: The Unforgiving Ohio River

    In my youth, the town of Brilliant, Ohio, was loaded with enough potential hazards to make the mothers of adventurous boys gray at 30. The hills to the west were peppered with abandoned coal mines and high walls from strip mining operations.

  • The Absolutely True Story of Sherman Alexie’s First Picture Book

    The death of Sherman Alexie's father sent him on a path to write his first picture book, 'Thunder Boy Jr.'

  • Everyone Works. Why?

    A novelist reflects on the nature of work, and why we do it so much.

  • Putting the Cat in a Catalan Love Story

    Catalan writer Francesc Miralles 's English-language debut, 'Love in Lowercase,' is a romantic comedy about a lonely linguistics professor and the cat who changes his life.

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