By Scott Porch 6 min read
Signature caught up with Styron biographer James West to talk about Styron’s nonfiction writing, his long career, and his literary legacy.
By David Burr Gerrard 4 min read
BEK, or Bruce Eric Kaplan, has been a longstanding New Yorker cartoonist. In 'I Was a Child,' he reflects on his family and his childhood.
By Patrick Sauer 5 min read
Derek Jeter's retirement from baseball is the latest subject for Roger Angell, The New Yorker's beloved 94-year-old sportswriter.
By Nathan Gelgud 3 min read
This Christmas, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty hits theaters, adapted from a 1939 short story by James Thurber. Before escaping the dinner table for the cineplex, if you can get away with some light reading, you might consider Thurber's pseudo-autobiography My Life and Hard Times.
By Cara Cannella 4 min read
On contemplating the humanity of Proust’s handwritten revisions, his life in light of Edmund White’s accessible biography of the famous writer, and the question of what it actually means to be a quote-unquote novelist.