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.
Despite the longevity of the fantastic in narrative form, there's long been a stigma against blending it with literary fiction. But recently, readers have been eager to read contemporary fantastic literatureand publishers are taking note.
Read how Fannie Flagg, the gifted storyteller of the novels Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Café and A Redbird Christmas, stays relentlessly optimistic about writing feel-good fiction.
As a full-time novelist and part-time columnist, Anna Quindlen's writing career is a study in symmetry.