Interviews

Interviews

Wayne Koestenbaum

The polymath on his creative process
Brandon Menke
Conversations

How the Pandemic Changed Theater

Michael R. Jackson,
Lileana Blain-Cruz

Conversations

Renee Gladman and Kate Briggs Talk Translation and Form

Kate Briggs,
Renee Gladman

Interviews

Vivian Gornick

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

Aminatta Forna

On suffering, trauma, and resilience
James Surowiecki
Interviews

Olga Tokarczuk

The Nobel laureate on her new novel
Rhian Sasseen,
Jennifer Croft

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Interviews

Photo of Bhanu Kapil on left; photo of Jonah Mixon-Webster on right
Conversations

The Body in Verse

A dialogue on literary somatics
Bhanu Kapil,
Jonah Mixon-Webster
December 1, 2020
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Conversations

The Merits of Imperfection

Why literature’s best is usually deeply flawed
Sarah Shun-lien Bynum,
Yiyun Li
December 1, 2020
Photo of Namwali Serpell on left; photo of Maria Tumarkin on right
Conversations

The Limits of Empathy

Two writers on the ethics of pen and paper
Namwali Serpell,
Maria Tumarkin
December 1, 2020
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Interviews

Dan Chiasson on the Poetry of Reading and the Darkness of Endless Summer

How do you turn lived experience into words?
Maggie Millner
September 18, 2020
Key Blue, by Joseph Schillinger, 1934
Interviews

Cathy Park Hong on Minor Feelings

The major weight of minor feelings
Meghan O’Rourke
June 1, 2020
A portrait of Aysegül Savas
Interviews

Aysegül Savas on Being Edited

The dangers and glories of revision
Meghan O’Rourke
April 13, 2020
Leaves on a geometric pattern
Interviews

Amy Herzog and Brenda Shaughnessy

Two writers on art and motherhood
Meghan O’Rourke
April 1, 2020
A portrait of poet Robyn schiff
Interviews

Robyn Schiff on Going Long

Precise poems in challenging times
Maggie Millner
March 3, 2020
Portrait of Craig Fehrman
Interviews

Craig Fehrman on Presidential Prose

Writings from Washington to Trump
Andrew Heisel
February 19, 2020
Portrait of Daniel Poppick
Interviews

Daniel Poppick on End Times

Art's amiable cruelty
Maggie Millner
February 12, 2020