By Tony Phillips 6 min read
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.
By Hart Hanson 4 min read
Hart Hanson, author of The Driver, shares the differences between screenwriting and fiction writing, and how he translated his skills to become a novelist.
By Hala Alyan 4 min read
Hala Alyan, award-winning Palestinian American poet and clinical psychologist, speaks about how being a poet helped her to write her first novel.
By Cara Cannella 5 min read
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.
By Nathan Gelgud 2 min read
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.