At the Creative Independent, romance novelist and Shakespeare professor Eloisa James (whose real name is Mary Bly) discusses how she keeps her writing process fresh, whether it’s for her bestselling romance novels or academic texts. “If you’re going to have a long career in writing,” she explains, “you need to be constantly reading in your genre. What you’re going to write is going to change. It has to change.”
In 2002, the psychologist Daniel Kahneman, a Princeton professor and expert in judgement and decision-making, won the Nobel Prize in Economics for his research in behavioral studies. At the LARB, K.C. Cole ties his work to The Fate of Our Species, a new book by Fred Guterl.
Nathaniel Philbrick answers the question Why Read Moby-Dick: “the level of the language is like no other,” but also “it’s as close to being our American Bible as we have.”