Mar 15, 2013 The writers' group PEN is well known for its core mission: Supporting free speech around the world. Its members include Nobel and Pulitzer prize winners. But it needs to expand, as the traditional publishing world shrinks.
Jan 25, 2013 Four years ago, the word 'hope' became intertwined with Barack Obama's presidential campaign and his first days in office. This week, he had his second inauguration. Four writers explore the meaning of the word 'hope' in today's world.
Jan 23, 2013 Author Margaret Atwood reflects on the word 'hope,' and its importance since Barack Obama's campaign message four years ago.
Jan 22, 2013 Writer Jeffrey Eugenides on the notion of hope, four years after Barack Obama used it in his presidential campaign.
Jake de Grazia
Jan 18, 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning author -- and Inauguration-Day baby -- Robert Olen Butler discusses his work and and the role that presidential characters play in his fiction.
Jan 17, 2013 It's been four years since Barack Obama used 'hope' in his presidential campaign message. Author and journalist Héctor Tobar talks about how he sees hope where he lives.
Tracy K. Smith
Jan 17, 2013 Poet Tracy K. Smith offers her perspective on Barack Obama's campaign message of hope four years later.
Apr 24, 2012 In his new semi-autobiographical book, Douglas Kennedy explores the successes and failings that come with making it as a writer in Hollywood.