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Culture

Filmic Joan Didion: On the Writer and ‘The Center Will Not Hold’

The upcoming Netflix documentary, "Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold," will be released on October 27th. Here's a brief look at Joan's legendary life.

Writing

How I Transitioned from Writing Screenplays to Writing Fiction

Hart Hanson, author of The Driver, shares the differences between screenwriting and fiction writing, and how he translated his skills to become a novelist.

Writing

Hala Alyan On How Writing Poetry Helped Her Become a Novelist

Hala Alyan, award-winning Palestinian American poet and clinical psychologist, speaks about how being a poet helped her to write her first novel.

News

Tom Robbins Tells Story of His Imaginative Life in ‘Tibetan Peach Pie’

In his just-published life story, Tibetan Peach Pie, Tom Robbins relies on the same vivid imagination that fueled novels like Jitterbug Perfume and Even Cowgirls Get the Blues.

Illustrations

J.G. Ballard on Sci-Fi and Dislocation

Novelist J.G. Ballard doesn’t mince words. Reading his autobiography "Miracles of Life: From Shanghai to Shepperton," readers can find out in no uncertain terms what he thought of his parents, the use of nuclear weapons on Japan, the sorry demeanor of post-war England, and the science fiction literary establishment he started breaking into in the late 1950s. Despite carving out a generous niche in the sci-fi market that once rejected him, it seems that he never felt totally at home anywhere.