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The Author Of 'Such A Fun Age' Is Back With Another Page-Turner

For Kiley Reid’s second novel, she brings readers to a college dorm room.

By Samantha Leach
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With 'The Fury,' Alex Michaelides Learned To Let Go

The celebrated author of The Silent Patient and The Maidens found a new way of working.

By Samantha Leach
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Ottessa Moshfegh Is Writing Out Loud

As a screenwriting duo, the author and her husband have developed a “high intensity” way of working.

By Samantha Leach
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How Sarah Blakley-Cartwright “Broke Every Rule Of The Universe”

The author explores an unusual dynamic in her new novel, Alice, Sadie, Celine.

By Samantha Leach
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Julia Fox On The Obsessive Thrill Of Female Friendship

Her new memoir is about her two late comrades, who she says were once “the people I would call if I had a dead body on me.”

By Samantha Leach
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The Wildly High- & Low-Brow Inspirations Behind Lauren Groff’s New Book

In The Vaster Wilds, she takes readers to a brutal winter in 17th-century Jamestown.

By Samantha Leach
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To Write 'Mobility,' Lydia Kiesling DIYed A Writer’s Residency

The author of The Golden State made writing her second novel feel like a vacation.

By Kat Stoeffel
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How Motherhood “Unlocked” Thao Thai’s Creativity

The author just published her debut novel, Banyan Moon, after taking nearly a decade off from writing.

By Samantha Leach
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When Mattie Lubchansky’s Writing, They Become A “Little Goblin”

The author of the new graphic novel Boys Weekend discusses their creative habits.

By Samantha Leach
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Author Emma Rosenblum Explains Why Gossip Is So Refreshing To Read

And lucky for us, her debut novel is chock-full of it.

By Samantha Leach
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Samantha Irby Started Writing To Impress A Boy

The acclaimed essayist can trace her entire career — including her latest book, Quietly Hostile — back to some flirtatious messages on MySpace.

By Samantha Leach
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How Pete Davidson & Kim K Inspired Curtis Sittenfeld's Latest Novel

The Rodham and American Wife author explores the tradition of SNL hosts hooking up with the show’s cast — but with a fun, feminist twist.

By Samantha Leach
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Rebecca Makkai Jumps Into The “Messy Tar Pit” Of True Crime

The I Have Some Questions For You author set out to write “the world’s worst high school reunion” and ended up with a very different novel.

By Nolan Feeney
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Nicole Flattery Is Reimagining Andy Warhol’s World

Nothing Special spotlights the women behind the typewriters.

By Shahed Ezaydi
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How Taylor Jenkins Reid Turns Celebrity Gossip Into Novels

The Daisy Jones & The Six author’s fascination with star image fueled a quartet of novels.

By Samantha Leach
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Florida Storms Helped Dizz Tate Capture The Chaos Of Being A 13-Year-Old Girl

Her debut novel Brutes cleverly uses a collective voice to communicate so much more than a story.

By Shahed Ezaydi