Interviews

Conversations

Emily Ogden and Dana Spiotta

Reckoning with middle age and complicity
Emily Ogden
and
Dana Spiotta

Jenny Xie

On memory and migration
Maggie Millner

Vivian Gornick

The acclaimed essayist looks back on her career
Meghan O’Rourke

Olga Tokarczuk

The Nobel laureate on her new novel
Rhian Sasseen
and
Jennifer Croft
Conversations

Raising the Dead

Three writers on engaging and honoring their ghosts
Aricka Foreman,
Krista Franklin,
avery r. young
Conversations

Natalie Scenters-Zapico and Dana Levin

On poetry and anxiety
Natalie Scenters-Zapico,
Dana Levin

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Interviews

Conversations

Natalie Scenters-Zapico and Dana Levin

On poetry and anxiety
Natalie Scenters-Zapico
and
Dana Levin
December 1, 2021
Conversations

Nathan Alan Davis and Abe Koogler on Finding One’s Voice

Nathan Alan Davis
and
Abe Koogler
December 1, 2021
Conversations

Renee Gladman and Kate Briggs Talk Translation and Form

Kate Briggs
and
Renee Gladman
December 1, 2021

Vivian Gornick

The acclaimed essayist looks back on her career
Meghan O’Rourke
December 1, 2021
Portrait of Paul Sabin.

Who Killed Big Government? A Historian's Surprising Take.

A conversation about the secret history of American liberalism
Paul Sabin
and
James Surowiecki
November 1, 2021
Photo of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins on the Politics of Theater

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
and
Marc Robinson
September 20, 2021
Photos of Maggie Nelson and Simone White

Maggie Nelson and Simone White on Sexual Taboos

Simone White
and
Maggie Nelson
September 20, 2021
Portraits of Caleb Smith and Rachel Kushner
Conversations

Discipline and Abolish

Writing, power, and mass incarceration
Rachel Kushner
and
Caleb Smith
June 28, 2021
Portrait of Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge

The Poetry of Attention

The possibilities of perception
Mei-mei Berssenbrugge
and
Lacey Jones
June 21, 2021
Illustrated portrait of Elif Batuman and Ama Codjoe
Conversations

A Failed Book Club

How does one decide when to give up and stop reading?
Elif Batuman
and
Ama Codjoe
June 14, 2021