Each Monday, a different guest columnist recalls the wisdom of a favorite teacher or mentor who helped them better understand themselves, their work, or their place in the universe.
by Lucy Ferriss | Monday, January 02, 2017
by Paula Marantz Cohen | Monday, December 26, 2016
by Jan Morris | Monday, December 19, 2016
by Johanna Droubay | Monday, December 12, 2016
by George D. Greenia | Monday, November 28, 2016
by Sarah Rice | Monday, November 14, 2016
by Charles Johnson | Monday, November 07, 2016
by Kirsten Weir | Monday, October 31, 2016
by Emily Esfahani Smith | Monday, October 24, 2016
by Helen Czerski | Monday, October 17, 2016
THIS WEEK’S ARCHIVE PICK
by David Handlin
The first of November doesn’t only herald a season of fall leaves, football, and Thanksgiving feasting. It’s also the start of National Novel Writing Month, when writers across the country take to their desks—or coffeeshop tables, couches, and bars—to try to pen a 50,000-word novel by the end of the month. Not feeling the writerly inspiration yet? Take a peek at David Handlin’s roundup of the 100 best American novels. It just might inspire you to write the 101st.