Interviews with Mavis Gallant and Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright August Wilson.
Essays in three minutes or less: Russell Banks, Louis Begley, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Robert Olen Butler, William Gass, Oscar Hijuelos, Barbara Kingsolver, Elmore Leonard, Larry McMurtry, Grace Paley, Annie Proulx, Jane Smiley, Robert Stone, and others.
Stories by Bernard Cooper, Andrew Sean Greer, and Melissa Pritchard. Poems by Robert Bly, Nick Flynn, and Joyce Carol Oates.
Arthur Miller on Willy Loman, meeting Gorbachev, and the Art of Theater.
The Art of Biography: An interview with David McCullough.
Stories by Robert Antoni, Anton Chekhov, and Günter Grass. Poems by Nicholas Christopher, J. D. McClatchy, and Baron Wormser.
New Stories by Nobel Prize winner José Saramago, Jonathan Lethem, Kate Walbert, and Noah Hawley.
A conversation on literary biography with James Atlas, Dan Franklin, R. F. Foster, Robert Giroux, Victoria Glendinning, Selina Hastings, Lucy Hughes Hallett, James Knowlson, Jeremy Lewis, George Plimpton, and Hilary Spurling.
45th Anniversary Issue.
Peter Matthiessen on the Art of Fiction.
Clinical depression, competing with Norman Mailer, and a nightmare dinner with Ronald Reagan: An interview with William Styron.
Postwar Paris: chronicles of literary life by Norman Mailer, Alice Adams, Art Buchwald, George Plimpton, and James Dickey.
Stories by Daniel S. Libman, Tim Mizelle, and Said Shirazi. Poems by Eliza Griswold Allen, Melanie Rehak, and Rebecca Wolff.