Digital Tour of Haruki Murakami’s Office

Award-winning writer Haruki Murakami is giving his millions of fans a glimpse into the space where his stories come alive. Up now online, Murakami has created a small, digital tour of his desk—pointing out some of his more mundane objects (like a simple mug from a trip to Switzerland) and his tiny treasures, including a paperweight that was gifted to him from Sonny Mehta and …

Tom Robbins Lost Interview

In PBS’ latest episode of Blank on Blank, which sets lost interview recordings to colorful animation, renowned serio-comedy author Tom Robbins takes us through the mind of a writer. Through a previously unheard interview with Tod Mesirow from 1994, Robbins discusses one of his first stories involving a stranded pilot and brown cow, why he destroyed his typewriter with a two-by-four, and his dreams of …

Notable Fiction

Award winners and near-winners to read this Spring

While the Huffington Post blazed the way for new media winning a Pulitzer Prize on Monday, the literary world was stunned by the board’s refusal to name a Fiction winner for the first time since 1977. They did, however, reveal the three finalists—a posthumously completed novel by David Foster Wallace, 29-year-old Karen Russell’s debut novel and a hardcover re-release of Denis Johnson’s 2002 novella. In …