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American Novelists

This 'Winter's Curse' is a Blessing: Interview with Author April L. Wood

Robin Raven | Posted 12.14.2016 | Arts
Robin Raven

April L. Wood is a new author with a lot to say. Winter's Curse, her debut novel, was released in October 2016, and that's not all that's keeping Apri...

American Writers and the Booker Prize

Joseph Olshan | Posted 10.21.2016 | Home
Joseph Olshan

This year, there were two American writers nominated for the Brooker prize: Ann Tyler (whose novels I confess to have stopped reading a while ago) and Hanya Yanagihara, the author of A Little Life.

Novelist Jeffrey Siger Talks Greece, Wall Street and Mystery Thrillers

Sara Panagiotopoulou | Posted 09.18.2016 | Home
Sara Panagiotopoulou

A sun soaked island hillside dotted with small, whitewashed buildings that seemingly rolls straight into the deep blue, Aegean sea. It all seems so perfect, so idyllic.

Paul Auster: The Meanness of New York

Louisiana Channel | Posted 02.15.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

The iconic New York novelist, Paul Auster, comments on the much debated Eric Garner case, and why he doesn't want to give his usual pep talk about his beloved New York.

Is My Vagina the Most Important Thing About My Writing?

Carrie La Seur | Posted 12.06.2014 | Home
Carrie La Seur

Recently a literary festival asked me to appear on a panel of regional 'Women Writers.' I'm early enough in my career as a novelist that I'm damned grateful to be invited anywhere, but the panel title gave me pause.

How Wikipedia May Be Segregating Women Writers

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.25.2013 | Women

Attention female authors: you may be being segregated from your male peers on Wikipedia. On the online encyclopedia's "American Novelists" page, women...

Edith Wharton Is Hot

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.19.2012 | Home
Lev Raphael

Nobody's expecting Wharton to ever be as popular as Jane Austen. After all, Wharton had a much more jaundiced view of life than Austen did, and she's unlikely to be hijacked as a writer of romances, the way Austen has been.

Book Review: Chad Harbach's Sublime Achievement With The Art of Fielding

Steve Kettmann | Posted 12.07.2011 | Home
Steve Kettmann

There are major risks to writing a baseball novel, one, you can easily lose the baseball-loving reader with one false note, and two, you can lose everyone else if the balance between "baseball" and "novel" tips too far toward baseball.

Alice McDermott Talks About Her "Long Run" in Fiction as Charming Billy Becomes a Play

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Alice McDermott will celebrate three decades of literary achievement in 2012, but this month marked a new phase in her career as Charming Billy, her best-known work, moved from page to stage.