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January 01, 1990 - November 13, 2012 + Bookworm
The Night in Question (Knopf) Tobias Wolff on the ethical questions that animate the dramatic heart of his stories. An intense analysis of fiction's relation...
Man Booker-Prize winner Michael Ondaatje seems to be one of the very few writers who appreciates the screen adaptation of his work...
Michael Lally Can't Be Wrong (Coffee House Press) Michael Lally--part Frank Sinatra, part William Saroyan--is an auditory seducer. This poet will leave you panting.
Robert Olen Butler Tabloid Dreams (Holt) The characters from supermarket tabloids reveal their inner truths in Pulitzer Prize-winner Butler's poetic stories..
Elena Poniatowska Tinisima (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) Mexico's "premiere woman of letters" on Tina Modotti--photographer, model, revolutionary--the subject of this biographical novel.
Paul Theroux My Other Life (Houghton Mifflin) This autobiography is a supernatural story in disguise--hear Paul Theroux's Dr. Jekyll explain the demonic nature of Paul...
Brad Gooch The Golden Age of Promiscuity (Knopf) Brad Gooch reveals the structure of the heroic quest that underlies this misunderstood and frequently reviled novel.
Junot Diaz Drown (Riverhead) Diaz' stories render the young-immigrant experience in harsh, unforgettable rhythms. Here Diaz discusses the art of telling the truth.
Naked Sleeper (Harper Collins) Sigrid Nunez on gender and narrative strategy, the sub-genre known as the "woman's weepie."
Frank McCourt Angela's Ashes (Scribner) Memories have becomes trendy, but Frank McCourt's emotional masterpiece bucks the trend. A conversation about how this powerful work --...
The Last Thing He Wanted (Knopf) Part II of a special two-part interview with a novelist whose works have defined the essences of American places (Los...
The Last Thing He Wanted (Knopf)Part I of a special two-part interview with a novelist whose works have defined the essences of American places (Los...
Ellen Brodkey This Wild Darkness: The Story of My Death by Harold Brodkey (Metropolitan Books) Ellen Brodkey, widow and editor, joins Bookworm in a memorial...
Accordion Crimes (Scribner)In her newest book, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Annie Proulx presents an historical cavalcade: her vision of the violence that has been perpetuated against...
Thom Jones Cold Snap (Little Brown) More than a decade passed between the author's stint at the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the publication of his...