Canadian novelist Catherine Bush discusses the powers—and lives—of accusation, the close relationship between work and character, and the role of the social circus, at home and in the developing world....more
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Novelist Jennifer Cody Epstein discusses her new book, The Gods of Heavenly Punishment, and explores representations of morality, how to address public acts of political violence, and the ramifications of war....more
Icelandic poet, novelist, and playwright Kristín Ómarsdóttir discusses her 2004 novel, Children in Reindeer Woods, which was recently translated into English....more
Welcome to 2011! What do we call this decade, anyway? Who will win the Super Bowl? What will become of health care reform? How many New York City snowplows does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Some questions are impossible to answer....more
It’s a tricky thing, a memoir of a death: you know how it’s going to end. The challenge for the writer (not only with regard to the conclusion) is making the inevitable unknown....more
We asked for the best books people read this year NOT published in 2008. We did this because even writers rarely read more than a handful of books actually published that year. Usually the best books are recommended from people we trust, and that can take a while....more