Manil Suri

Manil Suri

"There's a big emphasis in this country to look at your roots and have an identity. Which is good but not the way I feel. I just take it for granted."

Dear Mr. President

Greg A. Bruns Phoenix, AZ 85018 The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. 43rd President: Congratulations on your new job! What a promotion, huh? All the way up to Commander In Chief - wow! You must have what the old-schoolers call "moxie." Or is that money that you need to

Alan Lightman

Alan Lightman

"So that's the fine balance of a fiction writer...to be able to give your characters enough freedom to surprise you and yet still maintain some kind of artistic control. You are constantly balancing between those two opposing forces."

Featured Author: Robert Birnbaum

I was born in Bamberg, Germany, on February 20th, 1947. My parents, Alfred and Rachel Birnbaum, had been displaced by the war from their homes in Lvov in the Ukraine. My parents are the only two survivors of two large Jewish families. After a brief stint in an American displaced persons camp our family of

Amy Bloom

Amy Bloom

"I feel it's an incredibly high standard that you have to hold the short story to because there is no room for that really common, perfectly understandable difficulty."

Instant Gratification

My whole life has been spent in the pursuit of instant gratification. It must be some new generation thing, or it might have something to do with my genetic makeup, I’m not sure. All I know is I don’t have any interest in anything on this planet that cannot, or will not, satisfy my immediate

Andre Dubus III House of Sand and Fog cover

Andre Dubus III

"Every semester I get writers who are much more gifted than I am -- and more gifted than others -- and you can see they have this natural ability. I've seen over the years that doesn't make a whit of difference. You need something else."

Your Guide to College

So you've flown the nest, busted out of the coop, kicked your way out of the house that holds you? Congratulations on being accepted into the realm of higher education. You need to know a few things first, since people are going to be filling your heads full of nonsense real soon. There are only

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