Nancy Chu talks to Ruth Ozeki about her creative process, the power of grief, and what it’s like growing up mixed-race in America.
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.
If you use your difficulties to create art, says Ruth Ozeki, it will give them meaning.
Author Natalie Goldberg discusses Zen and the writer’s practice.
Pico Iyer loves reading spiritual books, but he’s found just as much good dharma in the books of three favorite novelists.
“When the spirit moves into writing, shaping its direction, that is a moment of pure mystery.”
In his new novel, “The Perfume Burned His Eyes,” actor and writer Michael Imperioli imagines a teenage boy’s friendship with Lou Reed.
Alexander Weinstein’s “The Lost Traveler’s Tour Guide” comprises a collection of tour guide entries for fictional fantastical destinations. In this excerpt, Weinstein offers advice enjoying your time in the exotic locales of Bhodur, Bent, and Luxore.
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 […]