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  • Writers to Watch: Fall 2015: Naomi Jackson

    By the time Naomi Jackson, a 34-year-old writer from Brooklyn, began studying at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop in 2011, she’d already made significant headway on the novel that eventually became "The Star Side of Bird Hill" (Penguin Press).

  • Writers to Watch: Fall 2015: Lauren Holmes

    When Lauren Holmes, the author of "Barbara the Slut" (Riverhead, Aug.), first told her friend, the literary agent Duvall Osteen, that she was writing a book, Osteen was “terrified.”

  • Writers to Watch: Fall 2015: Ruth Galm

    Ruth Galm’s road to publication is the kind of story that aspiring writers, whether they’re facing the blank page or dealing with repeat rejections, might look to for encouragement.

  • Writers to Watch: Fall 2015: Elisabeth Egan

    Elisabeth Egan has spent much of her career writing about books other people have written.

  • A Writer's Evolution: Patrick deWitt

    It’s mid afternoon and the Breslin Bar is dark as a cave. Patrick deWitt, 40, folds himself into a corner table and orders the Flatiron Fling, a complicated potion topped with a thick, tea-colored head of egg foam.

  • The Girls of Gotham City: Becky Cloonan

    Becky Cloonan has had a peripatetic career. Her work in the comics industry has traversed self-publishing, indie comics, and mainstream comics, where she created the art for books from Vertigo, Image Comics, Dark Horse, and others.

  • Fear? Absolutely Not! Erica Jong

    'Fear of Dying,' Erica Jong's first book of fiction in 12 years, publishes this fall. But don't call it a sequel to her iconic debut, 'Fear of Flying.'

  • In My Own Words: Val Brelinski: Led Zeppelin, or Saving Your Soul?

    Brelinski’s debut novel, "The Girl Who Slept with God," is about two sisters exiled to a small house outside Arco, Idaho, by their evangelical Christian parents when the elder sister becomes pregnant.

  • The Promised Land: Joshua Cohen

    In his latest novel, Cohen structures a modern tale around the fourth book of the Bible, which Cohen describes as a "messy, cultic, slightly insane book about people formation."

  • BEA 2015: Anne Flett-Giordano: From Prime Time to Crime Time

    The confluence of three disparate elements gave impetus to the writing of Anne Flett-Giordano’s first mystery novel, "Marry, Kiss, Kill" (Prospect Park Books, June).

  • BEA 2015: Paolo Bacigalupi: The Future Is Now

    The 2009 award-winning bestseller (including a Hugo and a Nebula) "The Windup Girl" (Skyhorse), by Paolo Bacigalupi, is back.

  • BEA 2015: Janice Kaplan: The Strength of Gratitude

    Last New Year’s Eve, Janice Kaplan, a New York Times bestselling author and former Parade editor-in-chief, “started to wonder what I could do to have a good year ahead.

  • BEA 2015: H. S. Cross: An Obsession with Boarding School

    Debut novelist H.S. Cross knows the obvious prepublication question about "Wilberforce" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Sept.), her debut set in St. Stephen’s English boarding school after WWI.

  • BEA 2015: Jeremy Scott: More Than Able

    Jeremy Scott, cofounder and co-creator of the YouTube sensation CinemaSins, has a good thing going with a website that has more than four million followers and 40 million-plus views a month.

  • BEA 2015: Linda Fairstein: Books and Bookings

    At end of Linda Fairstein’s Terminal City, the 16-book-long flirtation between Manhattan’s top sex crimes prosecutor, Alexandra Cooper, and New York City Police Detective Mike Chapman has finally moved into an affair.

  • BEA 2015: Ken Corday: The Gentle Art of Murder

    Hey, ladies! Have any dark, murderous thoughts? Ken Corday thinks you do, even if you’re loathe to admit it. In fact, he’s sure you do.

  • BEA 2015: Lee Child: Is Reacher in Love?

    In the opening scene of "Make Me" (Delacorte, Sept.), the 20th Jack Reacher novel, someone is digging a grave with a backhoe.

  • BEA 2015: Matt Burriesci: In Praise of Thinking

    Motivated by the birth of his first child, Matt Burriesci revisited the established canon of classical literature and wrote a book-length letter to his daughter, titling it, provocatively, "Dead White Men" (Cleis Press/Viva Editions).

  • BEA 2015: Alex Brunkhorst: A Window on the Wealthy

    Always write about what you know is a time honored writer's mantra. What Alex Brunkhorst knows is the world of lavish estates and the opulent lifestyle that comes with them.

  • BEA 2015: Geraldine Brooks Plays King David's Secret Chord

    While Geraldine Brooks built her career as a roving journalist, covering global hot spots like the Middle East and the Balkans, she is also renowned as a fiction writer who reaches into the past to write critically acclaimed novels.

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