“Among the 457 letters in Joseph Roth: A Life in Letters, there is not one love letter,” begins Stefany Anne Goldberg’s review of the author’s collected–and often outright misanthropic–correspondence.
“For the first half of a new book, maybe you want your back against the wall. Gunslinger style. Nothing can sneak up on you except your own bad sentences,” Colson Whitehead said. He and four other authors discussed where they like to write in The New York Times. Bonus: See where our writers work.