By Signature 4 min read
Lucy Sanna stops by to discuss the quiet of night, the sensuality of writers from the American South, the draw of water, and the escape of a juicy novel.
By Joe Muscolino 5 min read
Monte Reel discusses his literary influences, the passive act of finding a subject, the necessity of observation, and writing advice he's found particularly helpful: "Don't trust your comfort zone."
By Joe Muscolino 8 min read
Karen Abbott, author of Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy, tells us about her respect (and fear) of deadlines, the paralyzing prospects of switching genres, and the one frustrating thing about history: "Dead people don’t always say or do what you want them to."
By Joe Muscolino 6 min read
Sigrid Nunez, author of Sempre Susan, tells us about her habit of reading poetry before she writes, overrated classics, the synesthesia of the writing process, and the advice to "Read as much as possible, especially the work of writers who most deeply affect you. Make those writers your family."
By Joe Muscolino 7 min read
Joining us for another installment of Behind the Books, Edward Larson talks about his writing routine, the influence of nature writers on his own work, the active imagination of history writing, and the all-important counsel for aspiring writers: "Write every day."