For the first time since 1977, no Pulitzer Prize for fiction was awarded this year when none of the three finalists won a majority of a jury’s vote. Best-selling authors Ann Patchett and Lev Grossman speak with Jeffrey Brown about the integrity of the judging process and the Pulitzers’ power as a sales tool for booksellers. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown talks with book critic Ron Charles of The Washington Post about the best works of fiction in 2011 and the shape of the industry. Continue reading
In her first novel, Tea Obreht mixes realism and fantasy in a larger-than-life story about her native Balkans. Jeffrey Brown sits down with the author to discuss her debut book, “The Tiger’s Wife.” Continue reading
Known for her poetry and her rock ‘n’ roll, music legend Patti Smith has now been honored for her prose with a National Book Award, given out Wednesday night in New York.
Jeffrey Brown talks to Efrain Kristal, a UCLA professor of comparative literature and of Spanish and Portuguese, about the life and work of Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa.
Born in Beijing, MacArthur Fellow Yiyun Li came to the United States in 1996 to complete a doctoral program in immunology, but decided then to change her career path and instead do something that was more important to her: writing.
Harvard University’s Houghton Library, a rare book and manuscript depository, has inherited nearly 170 boxes of John Updike’s papers, including rejected short stories, personal letters and revised and rewritten drafts.