Dunya Mikhail: Flashed Through ExileJuly 2014
The poet talks with Jeannie Vanasco about leaving Iraq, working around censorship, and the work she’s most excited about now.
Shelly Taylor: Shattered LanguageJuly 2014
Erica Wright talks with a poet who didn’t set out to write about war.
Small RebellionsJuly 2014
The civil rights icon on Detroit, the limits of protest organizing, and what she’s learned over seven decades of activism.
The Art of Independent PublishingApril 2014
The publisher of Graywolf on the pleasure of finding books others have overlooked.
Anna Kushner: Literary MidwiferyApril 2014
The translator of The Man Who Loved Dogs talks with Keith Meatto about Cuba, Trotsky, and the chemistry necessary for translation.
Alex Lemon: A Ferocious Kind of MusicApril 2014
Why poetry needs more grit.
Rebecca Miller: The Fly’s the WriterMarch 2014
The writer and filmmaker talks to Anita Sethi about the roles of magic, humor, and research in her new novel, Jacob's Folly.
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.