“Well, contentment is possible, in life and in fiction, but happiness? Happiness is a madness. I mean, happily ever after? What’s that? What would that be like? That would be like a cartoon.”
by Jill Kronstadt
In both Life After Life and her newest novel, A God in Ruins, the most gallingly needy of these female characters have late, lucrative careers as bestselling novelists—perhaps echoing Atkinson’s own?
by Juhi Singhal Karan and Rachel Leal
“How does one attempt to grasp the incomprehensible? Through lists,” says Umberto Eco. To help you stay afloat amidst the deluge of end-of-year best-books lists, we bring you, well, yet another list.
by Jane Hammons
Pope revealed that she “had always wanted to write fiction” but had “got[ten] on the academic train and never got off.” In going through files from when she was developing some of the first Women’s Studies courses, she would come across attempts she had made at short stories.