Poet Philip Schultz shares his work. He won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for "Failure."…
What if a jury selected a design for the new 9/11 memorial and then discovered that its architect was a Muslim? A new novel, "The Submission," by Amy Waldman, explores that imagined scenario. Jeffrey Brown and the author discuss her…
By Tom LeGro
Jeffrey Brown talks to Andrew Altschul, books editor for the Rumpus, about the under-appreciated novels of 2010.
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.
By Tom LeGro
Four narrators weave their own stories investigating the effects of loss, loneliness and deep uncertainty in Nicole Krauss' novel, "Great House," which is a finalist for the National Book Award.
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.
By Molly Finnegan
The disintegration of a family in a very fractured and unsettled, post-9/11 America is told in "Freedom," the new novel by Jonathan Franzen. His last novel, "The Corrections," won the 2001 National Book Award.
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.
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