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DJ Taylor on George Orwell's literary genesis, and why the author of 1984 still matters
Christopher Bollen on Graham Greene, Agatha Christie, and the abiding pleasures of the whodunnit
Joanna Quinn, author of The Whalebone Theater, on secret gardens, complicated heroines, and procrastination.
Ari Shapiro on singing for Bono, cooking for Nina Totenberg, and what novels teach him.
Brooke Gladstone on her terrible waitressing, the future of media, and why Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita resonates today
Jerry Stahl on a bus trip to Auschwitz, his friendship with Anthony Bourdain, and Nathaniel West’s The Day of the Locust.
Leila Taylor on Shirley Jackson's Haunted Houses, Black Goth, and Being a "Creepy Kid."
Orlando Figes on writing history, radioactive fungi, and why Madame Bovary is the greatest novel ever written
A.M. Homes on absurdity, satire, and the troubles of men
Jonathan Escoffery on tough guys, the joys of ackee, and writing the books we need to see in the world
Michael Cunningham on originality in fiction, and realizing his destiny while bartending at a tiki bar
Director Anthony Fabian on Mrs Harris, talking cats, and Colum McCann's sexy resurrection of Nuryev
Sondre Lerche on Marguerite Duras, and the alchemy of love