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American Novelists

Paul Auster: The Meanness of New York

Louisiana Channel | Posted 12.16.2014 | 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 | Books
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 | Books
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 | Books
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 | Books
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.