A recipient of a 2009 MacArthur genius grant, Deborah Eisenberg has been publishing spare and elegant short fiction to national acclaim since the ’80s, winning the Rea Award for the Short Story in 2000, a Guggenheim fellowship and three O. Henry Awards.
Some popular writers have turned up in an unexpected place: Health Affairs. The contributions are a part of the 10th anniversary of “Narrative Matters,” a feature that maintains that health-policy debate must have room for the experiences of regular people.
Arthur Phillips, author of “The Song Is You,” made a name for himself with his very first novel, “Prague,” which became a national bestseller. That was followed by “The Egyptologist” and “Angelica.”
Vladimir Nabokov once wrote that art is “beauty plus pity.” It’s a formula author Mary Gaitskill took to heart, after quoting his words in a tribute essay years ago. They’ve both been accused, after all, of varying levels of perversity and brilliance.
From the "Fuku" of the Dominican Republic to Klingon from Star Trek, the world of author Junot Diaz is a vibrant mix of cultures and languages. He discusses his influences and winning the Pulitzer Prize earlier this month for his novel, "The Brief Wondrous Life of Wao." Continue reading
Fifty years ago, Jack Kerouac’s iconic “On the Road” was published. The NewsHour takes a look at the novel’s legacy and reports on some events being held to commemorate the anniversary of its publication. Continue reading