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Inheritance

On Edward St. Aubyn’s autobiographical Patrick Melrose novels.

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Peter Matthiessen’s Homegoing

Stolen time with the writer as he neared the end.

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Eat, Pray, Love, Get Rich, Write a Novel No One Expects

A profile of Elizabeth Gilbert, whose bestselling memoir may have sunk her literary career.

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The Passion of Lew Wallace

How a disgraced Civil War general became one of the best-selling novelists in American history.

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Paperback Writer

A profile of thriller writer Harlan Coben and what it takes to succeed as a novelist even when the literary establishment doesn’t acknowledge your existence.

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Securitate In All But Name

A Romanian-German novelist on being pursued by Ceaucescu’s secret police.

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The World of Charles Dickens, Complete With Pizza Hut

On literary tourism:

Dickens World, in other words, sounded less like a viable business than it did a mockumentary, or a George Saunders short story, or the thought experiment of a radical Marxist seeking to expose the terminal bankruptcy at the heart of consumerism. And yet it was real.

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The Power of Gabriel García Márquez

On Gabo and his complicated role in the country of his birth, Colombia.

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The Last Lion

A visit with the novelist Jim Harrison.