Authors

Stephen King’s horror novels make a lot more sense when you realize they’re YA

When I was in junior high, I read a lot of Stephen King novels.<p>If that sounds vaguely age-inappropriate, you have to remember that the late 1980s and early 1990s were a real fallow period for young adult literature. Authors like Judy Blume, Lois Duncan and Mildred D. Taylor had made the genre …

Big Ideas

Novelist Jennifer Egan's New Experiment

Jennifer Egan has become known for her genre-bending, time-traveling, inventive fiction. Her 2010 Pulitzer-Prize winning novel “A Visit from the Goon Squad” was hailed as a creative work of metafiction, incorporating multiple points of view, with one chapter told entirely in PowerPoint and another …

News (U.S.)

Annie Proulx wins high honour for writing on 'the beauty of rural America'

The Shipping News author joins previous winners of the National Book Foundation’s award such as Toni Morrison, Elmore Leonard and Norman Mailer<p>The Shipping News author Annie Proulx has been named as the latest recipient of one of the highest honours in US fiction, the Medal for Distinguished …

Books

The Writer's Intent Doesn't Matter

A Dash of Style: The Art and Mastery of Punctuation<p>by Noah Lukeman<p>Adventures in the Screen Trade<p>by William Goldman<p>APE: Author, Publisher, …

Writing

Stephen King at 70: A Head Full of Ghosts author Paul Tremblay on empathy in horror

<b>Stephen King celebrated his 70th birthday, on Sept. 21. In honor of the author’s milestone, EW is presenting tributes to the man whose Constant</b> …

Entertainment

How to Write in a Misogynist’s Voice

Alex Gilvarry’s highly acclaimed debut, <i>From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant</i>, has been followed up by a dark, funny, page-turning novel called,</i> …

Writing

Writing family stories: Jason Tougaw on his memoir 'The One You Get'

Jason Tougaw is my favorite polymath. Aside from being a writer, he’s a literature professor at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center, where he teaches courses on literature and: dreams, neurodiversity, the mind, the brain and consciousness. But don’t be fooled. He is not stuffy. He’s also a …

Books

At 70, rock star Patti Smith devotes herself to writing

When “Just Kids” was published in 2010, it was a revelation to many who admired its author, Patti Smith, as a rock ’n’ roll performer, songwriter, …

Boston

Bill Clinton’s Novel With James Patterson to Be Adapted for Showtime

Soon President Trump won’t be the only American president with TV ties. Showtime announced that it had acquired the rights to develop the novel being written by former President Bill Clinton and James Patterson, the best-selling author, into a series.<p>The details about the novel, titled “The …

The Arts

The Weight of David Joy's Work

David Joy's debut novel, “Where All Light Tends to Go,” an “Appalachian noir,” is set in a small North Carolina town and was nominated for an Edgar …

Travel

Flunking Description

Why I tried to write like a Victorian novelist<p>By William Zinsser<p>September 22, 2017<p>I don’t enjoy descriptive writing; I was fed too much George Eliot …

Long Island

5 Lessons from Screenwriting to Apply to Writing Fiction

A confession: I bristled at being called a “screenwriter” while jacket copy for <i>Magicians Impossible</i>, my debut novel, was being finalized. Everyone …

Writing

12 Literary Writers on Stephen King’s Influence

Stephen King—prolific writer, mega-bestseller, living author with the most film adaptations to his name, crowned king of horror but by no means …

Books

10 Terrific Facts About Stephen King

As if being one of the world's most successful and prolific writers wasn't already reason enough to celebrate, Stephen King is ringing in his …

Culture

Stephen King at 70: Ghost Summer author Tananarive Due on rock gods and monsters

<b>Stephen King celebrates his 70th birthday today, so in honor of the milestone EW is presenting tributes to the man whose Constant Readers think of as</b> …

Writing

Bestselling author Stephen King turns 70

He is known as the grandmaster of horror: Stephen King has been tapping into our fears like no other for more than 40 years. But the bestselling …

Writing

Stephen King Turns 70: King of Horror's Neighbors Dish on His Daily Life

What it’s like when the author of “Cujo” coaches your child’s basketball team<p>Today marks the 70th birthday of the King of Horror, Stephen King. And …

Writing

Zadie Smith says using social media would threaten her writing

Novelist tells interviewer that avoiding Twitter and Instagram protects her ‘right to be wrong’, which would be inhibited by instant public reaction<p>Zadie Smith has spoken of how staying away from social media gives her “the right to be wrong” without fearing other people’s reactions, saying that if …

Writing

Stephen King’s Dark Humor Shines in His Many Cameo Roles

I love Stephen King, as a writer, as a proclaimer of the greatness of genre literature, and, maybe most of all, as a guy. He was the first author I …

Stephen King

Classic Stephen King film adaptations

Most people only know author Stephen King by the film adaptations of his works. No one else can make audiences quiver in fear quite like he can. His …

Writing

Frequently Asked Questions of Michael Connelly

<b>Q: Why did you choose the name Hieronymus Bosch for your ongoing series character?</b><br>A: The main reason is that when I approached the creation of this …

Writing

12 Stephen King Works In Need of Filming/Remaking

Stephen King walks an interesting line in the author world. Literary elitists will call him low-brow, some claiming he’s a guilty pleasure. Others …

Writing

Charlotte Mandell Lives Immersed in Words and Sound: The Millions Interview

<b>Charlotte Mandell</b> lives immersed in words and sound. She translates French to English; she loves music and books; her husband is the poet <b>Robert …

Language

The Rejection Audit

This session is for writers wondering why their manuscripts keep getting rejected and trying to crack the code of the rejection letters agents send. …

Books

Annie Proulx to receive honorary National Book Award

NEW YORK (AP) — The Pulitzer Prize and numerous other awards didn't prepare Annie Proulx for her latest honor: a National Book Award medal for lifetime achievement.<p>"I was astonished when first I heard that news," Proulx told The Associated Press during a recent email interview. "I simply had not …

Books

Lillian Ross obituary

Writer for the New Yorker who was a pioneer of ‘new journalism’<p>The New Yorker journalist Lillian Ross was an early practitioner of the “new journalism” who differed from its other flamboyant figures – Truman Capote, Tom Wolfe, Hunter S Thompson – in preferring a personal invisibility in her work. …

Literature

Nicole Krauss Learns to Love Uncertainty

Nicole Krauss’s latest effort, <i>Forest Dark</i>, is a story of light buried in bramble. Flitting between the narrative of Nicole, a young-ish writer …

Writing

Under-the-radar Stephen King books you need to read ASAP

Happy birthday to Stephen King, who turns 70 today. The legendary horror author shows no signs of slowing down as he enters his eighth decade, with …

Books

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #102: Max Winter

The epigraph of <i>Exes</i> contains a quote by Richard Hell, one of the first punks to spike his hair and author of an autobiography called <i>I Dreamed I Was a</i> …

Writing

How Writing Closed Captions Turned Me off TV For Good

The fabled year 2000. Survived the apocalypse that was foretold. Need a job though, being just out of grad school. See the ad, interview.<p><i>I’ll write</i> …

Writing