Scarlett Thomas talks about her process for writing a Worldquake book…

In the heart of the Green Belt nothing seemed to move. Stranded in the past, it wrestled with the present, and hated the future. And there I was, stuck with it.


If everybody lived a life like mine, there would be no need for novels

Albert Einstein Speaking

R.J. Gadney

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All the words that follow are my yearning to make some sense out of the American darkness that disconnects colored fathers from sons, a darkness in which sons and fathers lose track of one another.

Writing to Save a Life

John Edgar Wideman

You might think you know about Father Christmas. And I'm sure you do know some things. You probably know about the Toy Workshop and the reindeer. But the thing you probably don't know about is me...

Father Christmas and Me

Matt Haig

When the waves faded out on the far side of the stream, Kenn felt the great silence that lay upon the world and stood in the midst of it trembling like a hunted hare.

Highland River

Neil M. Gunn