Flannery O''Connor employed a unique form of narrative bias to power her stories.
Jack Kerouac created a modern American folk hero in the Beat generation classic, On the Road (Bantam), out of his vagabond adventures with friend Neal Cassady. A new book sheds light on Kerouac and his life during the writing of a novel that changed a generation.
Even as a member of a distinctive literary club, Virginia Woolf broke new ground all by herself.
Slaughterhouse Five author Kurt Vonnegut reflects on his writing style, the craft and the evolution of fiction.
Kurt Vonnegut uses a potent mix of dark humor and clear-eyed compassion to expose the realities of war.
Novelist and short story writer Joyce Carol Oates has won the National Book Award, the PEN/Malamud Award for Achievement in the Short Story, and various other awards. Known best for her short stories, many of which have been anthologized in The Pushcart Prize and The Best American Short Stories of the 20th Century, Oates still...
Telling the tale of a Sudanese refugee's life in novel form gave literary darling Dave Eggers the challenge of a lifetime.
All of us experience failure and rejection. But often, those are the two things that push us to succeed.
Dave Eggers' eclectic body of work serves as a testament to the value-and power-of staying true to your own voice.