Laura van den Berg: The Odd MomentMarch 2014
The author of The Isle of Youth on Florida, her influences, and the pressures of conformity that female writers face.
This Is Also My WorldMarch 2014
The Lebanese-American author on the dangers of writing what you know, the constant fear that he’s destroying his career, and why he believes that much of contemporary U.S. fiction is “not adventurous enough.”
Elisabeth Schmitz: Editing Under The RadarFebruary 2014
The vice president and editorial director of Grove Atlantic on the art of literary editing, why publishers shouldn’t turn their backs on risk-taking writing, and how the first novel she ever bought went on to transform her career.
Elisa Biagini: A World Reinvented Through PoetryFebruary 2014
Nathalie Handal talks to the Italian poet about her sometimes disturbing imagery and how her work helps us decipher the world.
Akhil Sharma: When Despair and Tenderness CollideJanuary 2014
Mohsin Hamid and Akhil Sharma’s conversation about writing, literary labels, and how illness challenges narrative.