Her masterpiece The Year of Magical Thinking is a meditation on the human mind both pointed and profound. David Swick profiles Joan Didion, a great American journalist observing her own mind and experience.
We talk to George Saunders about his Man Booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo, which blurs the line between the living and the dead. Lincoln in the Bardo, by renowned American short story writer (and Buddhist) George Saunders, is surely the first major novel to use the Tibetan word bardo in the title. The […]
The writer’s job, says Pico Iyer, is to watch his moods and thoughts, as captivating yet passing as the seasons, and decide which are worth sharing.
Author Alexander Weinstein talks about the Buddhist themes in his debut short story collection, “Children of the New World.”
From her childhood in the Jim Crow South to her ascent as a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, Alice Walker has been on a journey towards truth.
Outside there’s a radiant Greek sun, but inside there’s work to do. What happens when Bonnie Friedman opens the shutters?
For over a year Sean Murphy was on the road conducting interviews with some of the most influential figures in Western Zen.
If you use your difficulties to create art, says Ruth Ozeki, it will give them meaning.
Recognizing the judgments we all pass on ourselves, says Bonnie Friedman, is the first step to freedom.
This oriole, this friend, this daughter, this fox—Michael Sowder on all the poems that are just waiting for us to write them down.