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.
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.
How Motherhood “Unlocked” Thao Thai’s Creativity
The author just published her debut novel, Banyan Moon, after taking nearly a decade off from writing.
When Mattie Lubchansky’s Writing, They Become A “Little Goblin”
The author of the new graphic novel Boys Weekend discusses their creative habits.
Author Emma Rosenblum Explains Why Gossip Is So Refreshing To Read
And lucky for us, her debut novel is chock-full of it.
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.
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.
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.
Nicole Flattery Is Reimagining Andy Warhol’s World
Nothing Special spotlights the women behind the typewriters.
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.
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.
Delia Cai’s Small-Town Romance Goes Beyond The Tropes
With Central Places, Cai deploys the familiar Hallmark movie plot to tell a different story.
Allegra Goodman Procrastinates By Reading Time-Management Books
Even if she doesn’t actually follow the advice.
Allie Rowbottom Will Have Her Feminism With A Side of Botox
Her new novel, Aesthetica, is a nuanced exploration of beauty standards, Instagram culture, and what it really means to like how you look.
Taffy Brodesser-Akner Can Write Anywhere — Even The Bathroom At Bloomingdale’s
The author of Fleishman Is in Trouble — and the showrunner of its FX adaptation — is nothing if not adaptable.
Lorde Has Gotten Jessica Knoll Through Years Of Working On 'Luckiest Girl Alive'
The author listened to the album on repeat while writing the novel, which inspired Netflix’s new film.