On Novels and Novelists

On Novels and Novelists

P. D. James, Ruth Rendell, Elena Ferrante, Robert Louis Stevenson, classic mysteries, Hollywood authors

PD James: in quotes A list of quotations about writing and mysteries from British mystery novelist P. D. James, who died recentlyat the age of 94. Here’s my favorite from this list: I love the idea of bringing order out of disorder, which is what the mystery is about. I like the way in which …

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On Novels and Novelists

On Novels and Novelists

Stephen King: The Rolling Stone Interview According to interviewer Andy Greene, this interview in Rolling Stone is the first in-depth one Stephen King has given since a van accident nearly killed him 15 years ago. Known as the master of horror, King has long wished to be known as “a writer,” not “a horror writer.” …

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On Novels and Novelists

Jodi Picoult, Luanne Rice, and Russell Banks

This post introduces a new category of entries here, On Novels and Novelists. This category features articles and interviews that focus on how writers create their fiction and on how critics interpret fictional works. Jodi Picoult discusses the facts of fiction In a recent lecture at Carnegie Mellon University, best-selling author Jodi Picoult described the …

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