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  • 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.

  • 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.

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