Sean Gandert on "American Saint"

The author of Lost in Arcadia on the power, and magic, of stories, and the family folklore that spurred the writing of his latest novel.   

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Philippa Gregory on "Tidelands"

The bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl and other tales of Tudor-era intrigue untethers herself from a specific historical muse in a fascinating new family saga...

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Writer Steve Cavanagh, author of "Thirteen," on being a quitter

What day job?

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Why I Wrote "Daisy Jones" the Way I Did

The author of "Daisy Jones & the Six" tells us why she wrote the book as an oral history. And why it worked. 

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Don Winslow on "The Border"

Write about what you love, "or else you probably shouldn’t write at all"...

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Sage Advice on Reading...& Living

D. Wystan Owen, author of Other People's Love Affairs, on the virtues of slowing down, and piping down.

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Mara Altman on "Gross Anatomy"

She does embarrassing things so you don't have to, all in service of "[celebrating] our bodies in all of their heinous glory."

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"Go West, Young Man, and Take Something"

Maxim Loskutoff grew up among the disenfranchised and angry rebels of the American West's "Sagebrush Rebellion," and his his short story collection, Come West and See, is filled with them. He talks with us about the past, present, and future of "our national release valve"—and what might happen if we choose not to reckon with our growing divide.

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A Sex Money Murder Exclusive

Jonathan Green spent years researching one of the most powerful and ruthless gangs of the crack-fueled '80s and '90s that is still referenced in rap songs decades later.  In this exclusive piece, Green talks about the cultural power of Sex Money Murder.

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A.G. Riddle's Most Memorable Reads

Bestselling SF thriller writer A.G. Riddle names the novels that have stuck with him—and why.

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Damian Dibben's Top Six Literary Dogs

Six dogs—real and fictional—who have influenced the core of Western literature.

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"A Desperate Attempt to Speak with the Past": Stefan Merrill Block on "Oliver Loving"

Why read fiction? In this guest post, the author of one of our Best of the Month picks for January, offers a very compelling reason... 

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Celebrity Picks: Jenna Bush Hager's Favorite Reads of 2017

Author, news correspondent, and daughter of a former president Jenna Bush Hager picks a devastating memoir and two critically acclaimed novels as her favorite reads of the year.

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Matt Bellassai: 10 Books That Make Me Laugh Every Single Time

Social media sensation and host of the hit web series "Whine About It" tells us what tickles his funny bone...

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You Knead This Novel: Robin Sloan on "Sourdough"

Whether you're gluten-intolerant or not, you'll love the latest from the author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore...

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