Daniel Alarcón talks about his experiences
visiting prisons in Lima and how they inspired his story
“Collectors” in this week’s issue. He also gives us some insight into his
writing process. “Collectors” was excerpted and adapted from his forthcoming
novel, At Night We Walk in Circles, available October 31. Read the full interview here.
her interview with Salon, Najla Said talks about wanting to write a book for
young people who have difficulty defining their identity as they grow up. She
also discusses her struggle with anorexia, coping with her father’s death, and
what it’s like to be an Arab-American in today’s politically complicated times.
Read the whole interview here.
"It was the summer of 1979, and we were all winners of Mademoiselle
magazine’s Guest Editor competition; the same college contest that Sylvia Plath had once won, and which I had often thought of as 'The Bell Jar contest.'" To read the whole piece, click here.
“Oyeyemi is so fluent with
narrative that she seems to revel in its conventions and pick them apart at the
same time, fragmenting and reframing in the manner of a Jeanette Winterson,”
writes Aimee Bender. To see the full feature, click here.
"This book delves far deeper into human nature than that old
theme of "we all love our dogs, don't we?"… Halpern does love her
dog, of course, but her book is more about humanity and how wonderful,
fulfilling and even surprising experiences can be had in the most unlikely of
places. Like a nursing home.And as is often the way, the dog once again makes
the human a better person." To read more...