William Giraldi

Mockingbird, Inc.
August 04, 2015

Harper Lee’s juvenilia sprouts a literary industry.

Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman' Should Not Have Been Published
July 16, 2015

There's a reason a lot of early work goes unpublished.

Just How Good Is 'To Kill a Mockingbird'?
July 15, 2015

The novel's slogan-ready ethics have crowded out literary appreciation that is long overdue.

The Suspicious Story Behind Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman'
July 13, 2015

Is Harper Lee even celebrating the publication of her much-heralded new novel?

Confessions of a Catholic Novelist
June 21, 2015

When water, bread, and blood aren’t just water, bread, and blood.

Object Lesson
April 19, 2015

Why we need physical books.

Günter Grass's Hemispheric Upheaval
April 13, 2015

“A writer's personal failings have nothing at all to do with the success or failure of his work.”

Immortal Beloved
March 03, 2015

Why writers want fans who last forever.

Creative Destruction
February 04, 2015

Is it still possible to survive as an artist in America?

The Surprisingly Erotic Poetry of Bertolt Brecht
November 23, 2014

Brecht is irresistible in Love Poems, like some disaffected offspring of Petrarch and Catullus reared by the Earl of Rochester.