Bill King talks about his new poetry collection, The Letting Go, what he's learned from fatherhood, and the importance of sacred spaces for writers.
Deborah Eisenberg discusses her forthcoming story collection Your Duck is My Duck, her writing process, and what's next.
Soraya Chemaly talks about Serena Williams, #MeToo, and the realities of being a feminist parent.
The poet Richie Hofmann discusses growing up in Germany, reading translated poems, and of course, his poetry.
Olivia Laing discusses the spaces she works, the one skill that writers need, and the writers she returns to again and again.
Wayétu Moore discusses her transformative debut novel She Would Be King, a retelling of Liberia’s formation story steeped in magical realism.
Ada Limón discusses how self-reliance makes you a better writer, silencing outside influences to prevent mimicry, and "the gathering time."
Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Aleman discusses Poso Wells, her first translated novella into English, and the future of Latin American translations.
Ben Marcus talks about sequencing his stories, writing characters that want the unattainable, and mood-enhancing mist, among other things.
David Joy talks about the organization of disorder, the upside of writing in the middle of the night, and the compulsion to create.
Alexander Chee talks about learning about yourself as a writer and choosing to go back in with each book.
Crystal Hana Kim talks about habit versus inspiration, her favorite Louise Erdrich quote, and the advice she follows when she’s writing character.