Jason Matthews worked at the CIA for more than 30 years. Then he started writing spy novels.
The best-selling young novelist lay dead in a trash-strewn cottage on Ireland’s rugged coast for over a week before she was discovered.
A profile of author William T. Vollmann.
Stolen time with the writer as he neared the end.
A profile of Elizabeth Gilbert, whose bestselling memoir may have sunk her literary career.
How a disgraced Civil War general became one of the best-selling novelists in American history.
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.
A Romanian-German novelist on being pursued by Ceaucescu’s secret police.
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.
On Gabo and his complicated role in the country of his birth, Colombia.