Author Q&A
An Interview with Kathleen Dorothy Blackburn

The memoirist talks narrative tension, writing about real people, and the clarity of our younger selves.

    Splice of Life: A Memoir in 13 Film Genres

    Book Review

    Splice of Life: A Memoir in 13 Film Genres

    By Charles Jensen

    A queer writer chronicles his life via movies, to brilliant effect.

    Patton’s Prayer: A True Story of Courage, Faith, and Victory in World War II

    Book Review

    Patton’s Prayer: A True Story of Courage, Faith, and Victory in World War II

    By Alex Kershaw

    Appealing to the Almighty during the Battle of the Bulge.

    Washington, DC

    Wait, Now I Have to Read Them?

    The excitement and angst of performing my poems.

    Book Review

    Monsters

    By Claire Dederer

    Monsters

    What to do with beautiful art from wicked artists?

    Book Review

    The Pornography Wars

    By Kelsy Burke

    The Pornography Wars

    Pulling back the curtain on our nation’s dirty little secret.

    Book Review

    Alfred Dreyfus: The Man at the Center of the Affair

    Echoes from a long-ago antisemitic persecution linger today.

    Book Review

    Mean Boys: A Personal History

    A queer Chinese American man wrestles with the disparate parts of himself.

    Essay

    “A Persuasive Illusion”

    By Alexandra Grabbe

    “A Persuasive Illusion”

    When it comes to historical fiction, it’s vital to get the facts right.

    Washington, DC

    A Whirlwind Event

    By Laura Hazan

    A Whirlwind Event

    The Washington Writers Conference was a study in motion!