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  • Split Lives: Paul Auster

    The author discusses how he wrote his 16th novel, '4321' in which the protagonist leads four parallel lives.

  • Spotlight on T. Martin Bennett

    Ten years ago, T. Martin Bennett found an old copy of a book about Mitsuo Fuchida, the Japanese pilot who led the attack on Pearl Harbor and who is still largely unknown to Americans, except as a one-dimensional enemy of the U.S. during wartime.

  • How One Thriller Writer Keeps His Series Fresh

    Evan Smoak, one of the world's most dangerous assassins, returns in Gregg Hurwitz's second Orphan X thriller, 'The Nowhere Man.'

  • Staying Alive: Otto Penzler

    The sixth entry in Penzler’s Big Books series takes on Jack the Ripper.

  • Searching for Authenticity: Mario Batali

    In 'Big American Cookbook,' Italian cooking master Batali turns to the regional cooking of his home country. "I’ve been just as excited to eat in Iowa, say, as I have in Umbria."

  • I Don't Like My Characters: Ottessa Moshfegh

    Moshfegh follows up her acclaimed novel 'Eileen' with a short story collection that follows characters who live on the margins.

  • Spotlight on Genella Macintyre

    Genella Macintyre, author of 5 Steps to Reducing Stress: Recognizing What Works, has devoted her career to helping people develop strategies for reducing stress, which plagues almost everyone.

  • Saving Louis Till: John Edgar Wideman

    John Edgar Wideman writes the story of Emmett Till's father, Louis, who was executed by the Army in 1945.

  • Surviving Survivor's Guilt: Alice Hoffman

    Alice Hoffman discusses her latest novel, 'Faithful,' and her sheepdog's Instagram account.

  • Sex, Lies, and a Murder Plot

    Journalist John Preston elevates a minor British politician in a nonfiction story that reads like a whodunit.

  • Spotlight on Fredrik Backman

    The new book by Fredrik Backman, the Swedish author of the New York Times–bestselling A Man Called Ove, is unlike any of his others.

  • Investigating the Infamous Yogurt Shop Murders

    Beverly Lowry's new book, 'Who Killed These Girls?', is an investigation into the 1991 rape and murder of four teenage girls in an Austin, Texas, yogurt shop.

  • Robert Gottlieb is a Man of a Million Words

    Publishing icon Gottlieb reflects on his life as an editor and writer, and why he wants "He got things done" engraved on his tombstone.

  • How Advertising Ate the World: Tim Wu

    In 'The Attention Merchants,' Tim Wu examines the many ways advertising gets into consumers' minds and sticks there.

  • No, Alan Moore Isn't a Recluse

    'Watchmen' creator Alan Moore talks about 'Jerusalem,' his 600,000-word novel due out in September.

  • The Detective Whose Key to Success is Empathy

    YA author Melina Marchetta makes her adult debut with the thriller 'Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil.'

  • Leaving Nothing on the Table: Jonathan Safran Foer

    Jonathan Safran Foer talks about his first novel in over a decade, "Here I Am," a chronicle of the lives of the Bloch family as an earthquake surges through the Middle East.

  • 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.

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