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Andrew O’Hagan on the Morality of Style

Andrew O’Hagan on the Morality of Style

Since his first book, The Missing, was published in 1996, Scottish writer Andrew O’Hagan has pushed the limits of literary genre, blurring the boundaries between fiction, memoir, documentary, and journalism. He has published four novels: Our Fathers; Personality; The Life and Opinions of Maf the…

Joy to Sorrow, Sorrow to Celebration: An Interview with David Wojahn

Joy to Sorrow, Sorrow to Celebration: An Interview with David Wojahn

Since winning the 1982 Yale Series of Younger Poets Award for Icehouse Lights, David Wojahn has published eight collections of poetry. His 2006 book, Interrogation Palace: New and Selected Poems 1982-2004, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and won the O.B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize from…

On Global Science Fiction, an Aesthetic of Compression, and Long Form: a Conversation with Mohsin Hamid

On Global Science Fiction, an Aesthetic of Compression, and Long Form: a Conversation with Mohsin Hamid

Mohsin Hamid is a busy man these days. The author of Moth Smoke (2000), The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007), and most recently, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (2013), Hamid’s award-winning fiction has been featured on bestseller lists, adapted for the cinema, shortlisted for…

An Interview with Author Marione Ingram

An Interview with Author Marione Ingram

  Marione Ingram, born in Hamburg in 1935, is a survivor of the Gestapo and the 1943 firebombing of Hamburg (which created one of the largest firestorms in history, killing around 45,000 civilians and wounding. 37,000). After the war, she emigrated to the U.S. and…

Humanity and Humor: PEN/Faulkner Recognizes George Saunders’ Greatness

Humanity and Humor: PEN/Faulkner Recognizes George Saunders’ Greatness

“Revision is love,” said George Saunders from the pulpit at the Church of the Reformation, across the street from the Library of Congress, after receiving the PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in the art of the short story. “It’s a means to open up our writing…

An Interview with Poet Cathy Park Hong

An Interview with Poet Cathy Park Hong

Cathy Park Hong is the author of Translating Mo’um (Hanging Loose Press, 2002), Dance Dance Revolution (Norton, 2007, winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize), and Engine Empire (Norton, 2012). She is also the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts…

An Interview with Author Linda Daly

An Interview with Author Linda Daly

Linda Daly is a graduate of American University with a BA in Literature (’90). She was a contributing editor at the now defunct Los Angeles Times Magazine where she maintained the popular “Pretty In Green” blog for the magazine’s website, and she also writes for…

An Interview with Poet Valzyhna Mort

An Interview with Poet Valzyhna Mort

Born in Minsk, Belarus, Valzhyna Mort made her American debut in 2008 with the collection Factory of Tears, translated into English by Elizabeth Oehlkers Wright and poet Franz Wright. Of Collected Body, her first book written in English, the Library Journal writes: “Mort is a…

An Interview with Poet Ishion Hutchinson

An Interview with Poet Ishion Hutchinson

Born in Port Antonio, Jamaica, Ishion Hutchinson is the author of Far District, a debut collection that received the 2011 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry. Of Far District, Yusef Komunyakaa writes: “Not only does this collection travel through an abiding language and far reaching imagery,…

An Inside Look at the NEA with Literature Director, Ira Silverberg

An Inside Look at the NEA with Literature Director, Ira Silverberg

Ira Silverberg is the Literature Director at the National Endowment for the Arts. Prior to his current position at the NEA, Silverberg worked as a publisher, literary agent, and editor. He has represented National Book Award nominees, including Adam Haslett, Christopher Sorrentino, and Rene Steinke.…