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13 YA authors on writing in the age of Trump

The raw, initial reaction to Trump’s nomination has subsided; now many young adults are processing how they might be affected by the new administration. Students expressed their support on Twitter for DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration protection measure, sharing tweets...

  • William Trevor explored the fictional possibilities of every type of person but himself

    William Trevor explored the fictional possibilities of every type of person but himself

    If you have been devotedly reading William Trevor over the past several decades, there’s a good chance you never learned much about William Trevor.  This is because Trevor, like many great writers, explored the fictional possibilities of almost every type of person but himself.  In 11 short-story...

  • Phil Collins, pop star and self-deprecating dad, on his new memoir

    Phil Collins, pop star and self-deprecating dad, on his new memoir

    Phil Collins is arching an eyebrow on the cover of his new memoir, as if to let you know he’s in on the joke. The book is called “Not Dead Yet” (Crown Archetype, $28), a rather wry declaration from one of pop music’s most buoyant hitmakers, who’s not exactly wizened at 65.  “Well, my health seems...

  • Michael Chabon and his new novel, 'Moonglow'

    Michael Chabon and his new novel, 'Moonglow'

    Fatherhood has long fascinated Michael Chabon. In one of the essays included in the 2009 collection “Manhood for Amateurs,” the writer traced his own longing to be a father to his childhood affection for the “Free to Be … You and Me” animated television special, which included a cartoon segment...

  • Viet Thanh Nguyen on the Democrats' failure and our future

    Viet Thanh Nguyen on the Democrats' failure and our future

    Donald Trump has triumphed, an accomplishment that many, except his most ardent supporters, deemed to be impossible. For all of his faults, and they are many, he made a daring bet that paid off. He told a story that half of America wanted to hear. Hillary Clinton and the Democrats, in contrast,...

  • Publishers are reeling from Trump's win, but the news is not all bad

    Publishers are reeling from Trump's win, but the news is not all bad

    The morning after Donald Trump won the presidential election, Paul Bogaards awoke with “a feeling of despair and dread or worse.” The director of public relations at Knopf Doubleday emailed that to his staff; he also told them that if they needed to they could take the day off, but that he was...

  • Jill Soloway and Eileen Myles talk creativity, 'queer' art and the end of their relationship

    Jill Soloway and Eileen Myles talk creativity, 'queer' art and the end of their relationship

    Jill Soloway and Eileen Myles are no longer together, they revealed from the stage at the Billy Wilder Theatre at the Hammer Museum on Wednesday night. “We still love each other,” Soloway said, “but we’re processing something now.” Myles interjected, “Right now.”    Soloway, the creator of the...

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