Novelist Sigrid Nunez's latest book is "Sempre Susan," a biography of the late writer, critic, and activist Susan Sontag.
Jamaican-born writer Marlon James' novel, "A Brief History of Seven Killings," follows fictional characters who get involved in a real historical event: the 1976 attempted shooting of Bob Marley.
Writer and actor Greta Gerwig shares her contribution to "Worn Stories": a story of falling in love, a soft shirt, and an inspirational secret
Matthea Harvey has books for children, but her playful, political poetry is for adults. She shares a selection from her newest collection, "If the Tabloids are True What Are You?"
Edan Lepucki's novel "California" centers on a couple who have fled a dystopic near-future Los Angeles. The author gives us a list of other art that captures the essence of her home state in all its darkly sunny weirdness.
Country singer-songwriter Otis Gibbs hosts a podcast where he interviews fellow musicians about their stories. For us, he shares one of his own.
Archaeologist, author, and real-life ghost-hunter Richard Senate has chronicled the spectral stories of the Western United States.
John Brandon's critically-lauded 2012 novel "A Million Heavens" builds around a wolf prowling New Mexico alone, observing human society from the outside.
"Land of Love and Drowning" is the first novel from author Tiphanie Yanique, previously best-known for her short stories. The novel draws on Ms. Yanique's Caribbean heritage for its setting and distinctive voice.