Janet Malcolm, a longtime and occasionally controversial staff writer at The New Yorker, is the author of The Journalist and the Murderer.
Trillin contributes wry essays on food, travel, and the American scene to The New Yorker. In 2012 he won the Thurber Prize for American Humor.
A master stylist (in both his writing and his attire), Tom Wolfe is the author of The Right Stuff and The Bonfire of the Vanities.
Considered one of the most influential essayists of the past half-century, Joan Didion is the author of the memoir The Year of Magical Thinking.
Since her suicide in 1963, the poet Sylvia Plath has drawn a succession of biographers to her unquiet grave. In death, as in life, she raises uncomfortable questions about her identity—and about the nature of biography itself.
The seminal examination of the morality of journalism, as seen through the prism of author Joe McGinniss and former Special Forces captain Jeffrey MacDonald.
Anatomy of a murder trial.
How Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas got to Heaven.
The confirmation hearings as theatre.
Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and “The Making of Americans.”
The years in Occupied France.
Anton Chekov on the road.
A literal pilgrimage turns into a real-life adventure.
The farewell broadcast of a voice from the past.