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  • Made in the USA: PW Talks with Anand Giridharadas

    In "The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas," New York Times columnist Giridharadas recounts a saga of murder, redemption, and the meaning of American identity.

  • Gut Feeling: PW Talks with Dr. Martin J. Blaser

    In "Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues," director of the Human Microbiome Program at NYU, calls for significant changes to the way that we coexist with microbiota (the microscopic organisms that live within us).

  • Divine Avatars: PW Talks With Maxwell Neely-Cohen

    In 2008 fresh out of college and bolstered by a lucrative DJing hobby, Neely-Cohen embarked on a novel. The result is "Echo of the Boom" (Apr.), an apocalyptic story from the perspective of four larger-than-life teenagers.

  • Q & A with Carter Roy

    Carter Roy, aka Michael Stearns, founder of the Upstart Crow Literary agency, is taking in the view from the other side of the desk with his children's book debut, "The Blood Guard."

  • Nonfiction and the Art of Poetic Precision: PW Talks With Simon Schama

    Historian and award-winning author Schama majestically syntheses 2500 years of Jewish history in "The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words."

  • Obsessive & Compulsive: PW Talks with Lawrence Osborne

    "The Ballad of a Small Player," the sophomore novel from acclaimed travel writer and journalist Lawrence Osborne, is a searing tale of addiction and despair set amid the glittering world of Macau’s casinos.

  • Smith & Watson: PW Talks with Denis Smith

    The game’s afoot in Denis Smith’s collection "The Mammoth Book of The Lost Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes."

  • Under Pressure: PW Talks with Brigid Schulte

    In "Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time," journalist Schulte investigates the forces governing the turbo pace of modern life.

  • Intuitive Insights: PW Talks with Judith Orloff

    Orloff, a board-certified psychiatrist and assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA, explores the transformative powers of letting go in "The Ecstasy of Surrender: 12 Surprising Ways Letting Go Can Empower Your Life."

  • Russian Rabble-Rousers: PW Talks With Masha Gessen

    We caught up with Russian-American journalist Gessen, author of the new book "Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot," to get the latest news about world’s most renowned “hooligans.”

  • Translation Station: PW Talks with Ross Ufberg

    Ross Ufberg is cofounder of New Vessel Press ( and the translator of several titles including "The Good Life Elsewhere" by Vladimir Lorchenkov, which was originally written in Russian.

  • Surrounded by Women: PW Talks with Peter Robinson

    In Peter Robinson’s "Children of the Revolution," Det. Chief Insp. Alan Banks investigates a murder that harkens back to the political activism of the early ’70s.

  • Lost in Translation: PW Talks with Boris Fishman

    Boris Fishman’s debut novel, "A Replacement Life," concerns a promising young writer named Slava Gelman who’s cajoled into falsifying Holocaust restitution letters for his grandfather—and his Russian friends—in the pocket of Sotuh Brooklyn that Slava has worked hard to escape.

  • The View from the Kitchen: PW Talks with Michael Gibney

    Documenting 24 hours in the kitchen, Gibney’s "Sous Chef" captures the true nature of life on the line and the hard work, creativity, and dedication it takes to survive just one day at the stove.

  • Q & A with T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper

    In "Changers Book One: Drew," husband-and-wife team T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper introduce Ethan, a boy who wakes up in the body of a girl named Drew on the first day of high school.

  • Q & A with Carol Weston

    Carol Weston introduces two new heroines in "Ava and Pip," a middle-grade novel about an outgoing, wordplay-loving girl and her painfully shy older sister.

  • California Drifting: PW Talks With John Dvorak

    In Earthquake Storms, scientist John Dvorak, examines the study of earthquakes, focusing on that most famous American earthquake zone, the San Andreas fault.

  • Future Shock: PW Talks With Daniel Suarez

    In "Influx," Daniel Suarez imagines a future where a shadowy government bureaucracy represses technological innovations.

  • Pollution Politics: PW Talks with E.G. Vallianatos

    Former EPA analyst Vallianatos exposes the agency’s failure to safeguard the environment and public health in Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the E.P.A.

  • The Making of a Truth-Force: PW Talks with Ramachandra Guha

    Much of Mohandas Gandhi’s historical life is obscured by the iconic nature of his fame.

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