Our extended interview with Wells, associate professor of English at Goucher College, Jane Austen scholar.
What was your introduction to Jane Austen? Was it via Pride and Prejudice? It was not. That is one of the last Jane Austen novels I read, which makes me really unusual.
Which one did you read...
Jill Smokler & Joy Peterson Heyrman
Motherhood Comes Naturally (And Other Vicious Lies) Jill Smokler (Gallery)
Reading this essay collection from Baltimore’s “Scary Mommy” blogger, I wasn’t sure whether to recommend it or submit...
Jessica Anya Blau and Guillaume Apollinaire
Jessica Anya Blau
Drinking Closer to Home (Harper Perennial)
Blau's second novel, her follow-up to 2008's acclaimed The Summer of Naked Swim Parties, delves into the thornier aspects of family life....
A husband and wife live their publishing dream from an Eastern Shore barn.
One drizzly day in the winter of 2006, while on lunch break, Robbi Behr and her husband Matthew Swanson took stock of their lives. On the surface, they had everything: on-the-move careers at a...
An exclusive excerpt from Anne Tyler's latest novel.
Noah's Compass, Anne Tyler's 18th novel, features one of the most intriguing characters ever created by the celebrated Baltimore writer. In this exclusive excerpt from the book, we meet Liam...
Stephen Hunter swaggers from print journalism to the best seller list and the silver screen.
I stand next to Baltimore writer Stephen Hunter at On Target, an indoor pistol range in the Severn Square Shopping Center. He casts a pitiful glance at my dust-covered, snub-nosed Smith & Wesson...
In the autumn of his years, John Barth confronts his mortality, reinvents himself yet again, and infiltrates the Axis of Evil.
John Barth still gets a charge out of being mentioned in a pull quote. Even after decades of circulating in the upper echelons of literary fiction, that sort of acknowledgment hasn't lost its...
Park School's Laura Amy Schlitz is still ebullient from her Newbery Medal win.
Laura Amy Schlitz was trying to cheer herself up in the early morning hours of January 14 when her phone rang. The longtime Park School librarian had already concluded that her children's book,...
Charles Village author Michael Kimball turned U.S. rejection into U.K. success.
Michael Kimball chuckles good-naturedly as he recounts the excruciating process that preceded the publication of his unconventional first novel, The Way the Family Got Away. Turned down by...