P. D. James on Sherlock Holmes, the emergence of the female detective, and a fear of painful dying.
“When I sit down at this desk I am still as bashful before the virgin page as I was sixty years ago”: Patrick O’Brian on the Art of Fiction.
A Semester with Allen Ginsberg: Diary excerpts from Elissa Schappell.
An essay by Bernard Cooper. Stories by Rick DeMarinis and Francine Prose. Poems by Lucie Brock-Broido, Thom Gunn, and Sandra McPherson.