Literary Matters

On writing, teaching, and defeating the “shitbird” of self-doubt in this conversation with Philip Schultz.

The Yale Review

Five questions with Jenny Xie on memory, migration, and poetry: “the poems [try] to thin the membrane between the living and the dead.”


Shelf Life with Elizabeth Acevedo: the author of Clap When You Land and Inheritance takes Elle’s literary survey.


Vanessa Hua, author of Forbidden City, speaks with Jane Ciabattari on writing about the forgotten women in Mao’s inner circle.


Vanessa Hua speaks with NPR about Forbidden City, a novel about a teenage girl at the start of the Cultural Revolution in China.

Oprah Daily

Elizabeth Acevedo wants young women of color to be represented tenderly and with love.

The Guardian

An interview with Deesha Philyaw: “‘I wanted to challenge the church’s obsession with sex.”


Amy Bloom sits down to share her journey after her husband, Brian, chose to die by assisted suicide.