The Paris Review offers a number of its famous author interviews as free downloadable PDFs on its Web site. Over the years, editors and contributors have spoken with Ernest Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, Pablo Neruda, Grace Paley, James Baldwin and many other esteemed writers. Now you can catch up on what some of your favorite writers had to say about the craft and the writing life. Plus, take a peek into their writing process; along with the interviews, the site links to samples of manuscript pages, often with the writers' handwritten corrections and notes.
If you prefer to curl up with books, you can get the four-volume boxed set of The Paris Review Interviews, out just in time for the holidays. At $65, it's a perfect gift for writers.
Tin House is also offering a set of four books for writers:The World Within, another author-interview collection, featuring contemporary masters such as Sherman Alexie, Francine Prose and Mark Strand; The Writer's Notebook: Craft Essays From Tin House; The Story About the Story, a collection of essays on literature from writers including Virginia Woolf, Salman Rushdie and Oscar Wilde; and The Journal of Jules Renard, which is said to be a favorite among writers. The set, called The Tin House Writer's Series, is $35.95.
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