A. G. Riddle on science, heroism, and humanity’s future

We talk with best-selling sci-fi thriller author A. G. Riddle about putting humanity in peril in fiction and the parallels he sees to the real challenges we face today.

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John Scalzi on the final book in his timely SF trilogy

Human behavior during crisis, the great state of sci-fi writing today, and the odd parallels between The Last Emperox and the coronovirus pandemic are among the marvelous topics we tackle with John Scalzi.

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N. K. Jemisin on New York City, tentacles, and magic

Multi-award-winning author N. K. Jemisin talks about how New York City is the perfect place to set a fantastical novel, even as the Empire State Building is now lit up "like the Eye of Sauron."

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Talking to Emily Beyda about her thriller, "The Body Double"

In Beyda's debut thriller, a young woman is recruited to act as a body double for a famous actress.

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"More Myself" - A conversation with Alicia Keys

I'm happy to report that her memoir is as real as her music.

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Harlan Coben talks about "The Boy from the Woods"

Harlan Coben has a blast of adrenaline for all of us couch potatoes.

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Industry insider: "Wine Girl"

A conversation with Victoria James about her eye-opening and inspiring memoir of perseverance, wine, and an insider's view of the restaurant industry.

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Wellness Wednesday: Happiness at work

In this Wellness Wednesday, Bill Burnett, co-author of Designing Your Work Life, answers your questions about happiness in the workplace.

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Talking with Hilary Mantel about "The Mirror & the Light"

"I have learned that sometimes, you have to stop trying so hard; there is always a way, but you need to step back to see it. As for life without Cromwell, I don’t think that’s on the horizon."

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A conversation with Rebecca Serle, author of “In Five Years”

Rebecca Serle talks with us about the tension between fate and free will in her newest novel.

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Sarah J. Maas launches a brave new fantasy series

"I was so drawn to her story, I knew I had to write it." Sarah J. Maas explains the genesis of House of Earth and Blood, her brand-new novel aimed at adults readers.

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An interview with Colum McCann about "Apeirogon"

We talk to the bestselling and award-winning Colum McCann about the inspiration for his new book, his writing process, favorite books he's read recently and more.

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Kiley Reid: "It takes a village to write a book"

An exclusive essay from Kiley Reid, author of Such a Fun Age, on the process of writing her book at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. 

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Colin O’Brady on snow, isolation, and untapped potential

World record-setter Colin O'Brady talks about his solo, seven-week trek across Antarctica's landmass, the mental strain of isolation, and his bonkers training regimen, as well as his book The Impossible First.

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An interview with S.M. Hulse about "Eden Mine"

A conversation with a master storyteller and searing writer. We talk about the American West, faith, violence and empathy, what she's reading now and so much more.

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