EXPLORE Poets & Writers
- November 21, 2015The author accepts the National Book Award for "Between the World and Me," and talks about the person who inspired it -- a friend who was mistaken for a criminal and killed by police.
- October 20, 2015Over the years, Bill has talked with scores of writers -- including poets, fiction and television writers -- about their motivations, inspirations and creative process.
- October 13, 2015The latest issue of The NY Review of Books features President Obama interviewing the novelist about the political and cultural divisions in America.
- October 11, 2015A conversation with the speculative fiction writer about Monday's Canadian elections and (relatedly?) whether humanity is doomed.
- September 4, 2015In honor of Labor Day, here’s a stab at the impossible task of naming the best songs ever written about working people.
- December 31, 2014We remember a number of special people interviewed by Bill over the years who passed away in 2014.
- December 27, 2014The 85-year-old sci-fi writer gave a stunner speech at the National Book Awards last month about the problem with capitalism and the power of imagination and great literature.
- October 26, 2014Marshall Ganz seems to think my book blames technology alone for the Internet’s failure to democratize politics. That’s far from the case.
- October 19, 2014Read an excerpt from Marilynne Robinson's award-winning book of essays.