A Conversation with Margaret Downey
The winner of Creative Nonfiction's "How We Teach" essay contest discusses her first teaching experience and the lessons she learned from it.
An interview with Ted Conover
Serial immersionist Ted Conover on the connections between anthropology and journalism; knowing when to resist digression; and the importance of writing “across the aisle.”
A Conversation with Kim Kankiewicz
Sometimes we are blind to what brings us the most joy. An interview with the winner of the $1,000 "Joy" essay contest!
A Conversation with Yelizaveta P. Renfro
Exploring the idea of Alaska as America's final frontier and the relationship between the park's wild residents and visiting tourists. An interview with the winner of the $5,000 "Learning from Nature" essay contest!
A conversation with Judith Barrington
Writing becomes a safe space for difficult memories. An interview with the winner of the $1,000 "Childhood" essay contest!
A conversation with Elane Johnson
"The tidbit 'married five times' naturally inspires some negative perceptions ..." An interview with the winner of the $1,000 marriage essay contest!
A conversation with Amaris Ketcham
The winner of Creative Nonfiction's 'The Weather' contest talks about her prize-winning essay, "Recorded Lightning."
An interview with Al Roker
America's weatherman on his accidental television career; why we’re so addicted to watching news coverage of weather events; and the satisfactions of writing books.
A conversation with Joe Fassler
The winner of Creative Nonfiction's 'Waiting' contest talks about his prize-winning essay, "Wait Times."
An interview with Jason Bittel
The freelance science writer on balancing fact and science with humor and creativity; the importance of persistence; and tapping into readers’ sense of wonder.