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Articles with keyword "fiction"

Photo portrait of Vladimir Nabokov


Why Nabokov’s Speak, Memory Still Speaks to Us

Fifty years after its arrival, Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited, continues to draw readers.

Wayne Wiegand


Impertinent Questions with Wayne Wiegand

Our public libraries keep communities together.

Motel sign


The Year of Numbered Rooms

An author shares the highs and lows of life on tour.

Cover of Blues Viision


In the Land of Snow and Fargo, a Legacy of Black Writing Emerges

A new anthology of African-American writing reveals black lives in the Midwest.

Aldous Huxley


The Talented Mr. Huxley

The author of Brave New World was the master of the dystopic novel.

Illustrations from Treasure Island


Treasure Island Author Robert Louis Stevenson Was a Sickly Man with a Robust Imagination

His own life was one of contradictions, and he revealed both the good and evil in all his characters.

Landscape of Arizona's Box Canyon, Wupatki National Monument


Willa Cather in the Desert: Where She Learned What Truly Mattered and Found Material for The Song of the Lark

Walnut Canyon in Arizona was the inspiration for key scenes in Cather's 1915 novel.

Detail from a portrait of Anne Boleyn


Scholar Stretches Truth: English Professor Bruce Holsinger on Writing Historical Fiction

Writers of historical fiction look for the plausible when manipulating the facts

Susan Sontag captured by photographer Peter Hujar in 1975.


Notes on Sontag

A new film on Susan Sontag gives an intimate look at her passions.