A conversation with Joe Fassler
The winner of Creative Nonfiction's 'Waiting' contest talks about his prize-winning essay, "Wait Times."
An interview with Jason Bittel
The freelance science writer on balancing fact and science with humor and creativity; the importance of persistence; and tapping into readers’ sense of wonder.
An interview with Stephanie Bane
Brand strategist talks about making time to write, revise, and rewrite; portraying relatable characters; developing a thick skin; and marketing techniques for authors.
An Interview with Jill Kandel
The winner of the 2014 Autumn House Nonfiction Prize talks about the nature of memoir and the publishing industry, what makes the personal universal, and why words are so important.
An interview with Alan Olifson
Host of The Moth StorySLAM in Pittsburgh talks about his involvement with The Moth, learning from mistakes, and what makes a great story.
An interview with Torie Bosch
The editor of Future Tense talks about finding an authentic voice, technology’s impact on writing and publishing, moving on from mistakes, and the appeal of reading and writing in the first person.
An interview with Rachel Ekstrom
The literary agent talks about the appeal of the first person, dealing with rejection, and which steps you should always take before you start querying agents.
A conversation with Kelly Fig Smith
The winner of Creative Nonfiction’s $1,000 prize for best essay in The Memoir Issue talks about her prize-winning essay, "Do No Harm."
An Interview with Marissa Landrigan
On the personal nature of writing, her experiences with digital storytelling, and what you can bring to a table that's already crowded.
An Interview with Adam Kushner
The Washington Post's Outlook editor discusses what makes a story relatable, why the first-person point of view is important to readers, and what he's learned from working for several different publications.