20 years after her smashing debut, novelist Arundhati Roy’s back with a shattering mosaic of modern India.
Dystopian fiction is having a heyday. We’ll look at the dystopian plots and perils that publishers love right now.
One African sister is sold as slave to America. One stays in Africa. Celebrated debut novelist Yaa Gyasi compares their descendants’ stories with us. Plus, looking at the new "Roots" miniseries.
Novelist Ethan Canin on the story of a gifted mathematician cursed by his gift, and the burdens of wild talent.
A mother and first-time novelist takes us into the challenging and humorous world of modern parenting.
Writer Julia Pierpont is getting rave reviews for her debut novel -- “Among the Ten Thousand Things” -- about a marriage in crisis. She joins us.
The winner and two finalists of the big Caine Prize for African Writing.
Appalachia now. Celebrated stories from coal country and beyond with writer Ron Rash. He joins us.
Congressman, now novelist, Steve Israel turns a satirical eye at Congress and the war on terror in his new book. He’s with us. Plus: could Mitt Romney really run for President a third time? And will Jeb Bush run, too?
Norman Mailer called it “a comic strip for intellectuals.” Best-selling author Neil Gaiman joins us with his dark, new series on the origins of “The Sandman.”
One month to write an entire novel. We look at the craze of National Novel Writing Month.
On St. Patrick ’s Day, remembering and living with beloved Irish-American writer Alice McDermott.