The Art of Fiction: Interviews with Beryl Bainbridge and Julian Barnes.
“Dear Bunny, Dear Volodya”: The letters of Edmund Wilson and Vladimir Nabokov.
Stories by Anne Enright, David Leavitt, Julie Orringer, and the 2000 Discovery Prize winner, Karl Iagnemma. Poems by George Bradley, W. S. Merwin, and Pattiann Rogers.
The Art of Journalism: An interview with Hunter S. Thompson and his journal notes from Vietnam.
Gustaw Herling on the Gulag memoir, the Polish underground, and the struggle to maintain literary integrity under the communist regime.
Stories by Rick Bass, Aimee Bender, and Jonathan Safran Foer. Poems by Mary Jo Bang, Carl Dennis, and Julie Sheehan.
T. Coraghessan Boyle on God, rock ‘n’ roll, and the Art of Fiction.
A life in publishing: Robert Giroux on E. M. Forster, T. S. Eliot, Flannery O’Connor, Jack Kerouac, and others.
On translation: a symposium with Margaret Jull Costa, Seamus Heaney, Tim Parks, and others.
An essay by Denis Johnson. Stories by Rachel Cantor and Marcel Möring. Poems by Priscilla Becker, Adrienne Rich, and Charlie Smith.
THE POETRY ISSUE
Interviews with Geoffrey Hill, Carolyn Kizer, and Derek Mahon.
Pomework: Occasional Poems by A. R. Ammons, Agha Shahid Ali, Albert Goldbarth, Seamus Heaney, Elizabeth Macklin, Kay Ryan, Grace Schulman, Anne Winters, Charles Wright, and others.
Emily Dickinson Goes to Las Vegas: Simon Worrall investigates a forgery.
The Man in the Back Row asks the critics: David Barber, Harold Bloom, Stephen Burt, Frank Kermode, Richard Lamb, William Logan, Daniel Mendelsohn, Richard Poirier, and Helen Vendler.