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Valerie Trueblood and Matters of Life and Death

Jane Vandenburgh | Posted 05.06.2014 | Books
Jane Vandenburgh

Her stories deal frankly with matters of life and death. They are written with the assurance of someone with complete mastery of the form and contain events that feel entirely convincing, in fact, they seem reassuringly inevitable.

The Awesomeness of Awesome People

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 11.19.2012 | Books
Ariel Gonzalez

Paul Ryan's on-again, off-again devotion to the most influential bad novelist in American history has been exhaustively picked apart. But alas, I'm tasked with imparting a level of discernment.

Hagiography -- Writing the Lives of the Saints

Joe Woodward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joe Woodward

Writing biography is a scandalous enterprise; its penciled craftsman is perennially suspect for being neither art-maker, nor historian, nor critic -- but some simple version of all three.

WATCH: Tobias Wolff Reads Fabulous Short Story 'Say Yes'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Narrative Magazine's Friday Feature: "Say Yes" by Tobias Wolff Each of Tobias Wolff's short stories is a tightly woven, tense drama ready for the sta...

New Yorker Festival 2010 Lineup Announced: Stephen King, Malcolm Gladwell, Dave Eggers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The weekend of October 1st is going to be very busy in the literary world, as heavy hitters from across all book genres are slated to appear at the 11...

Writers Who Teach: Ten Novel Professors (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Natalie Sudikoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Want to learn creative writing from a famous novelist? How about poetry from a poet laureate? Here are ten famous contemporary writers who are also pr...

'The War Lovers': The Dangerous Temptation Of War

Evan Thomas  | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Evan Thomas 

War is simply too alluring to young men who wish to prove their manhood and to old men who wished they had.

Mary Karr Traded Alcohol For Jesus: 'Talking About This Is Like Doing Card Tricks On The Radio'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

For a writer of memoirs, Mary Karr has had a charmed life. That is, a lot has happened, almost all of it colorful, much of it painful.

Sick of Sarah Palin's Book? Let's Talk About Writing And The Writers' Writer

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

These last two weeks seem to be all about books by non-writers and we felt it was time to change the conversation. We asked writers--colleagues and fr...

President Obama - Give Us an LGBT Advocate

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Ocamb

"Equal rights," while always counted in the litany of core liberal and progressive principles and "values," always is set aside or thrown under the bus in favor of some real or imagined political expediency.