In 1946, George Orwell wrote an essay entitled Why I Write detailing the reasons why he put pen to
paper. In this Web series, authors talk about their literary habits and reading preferences,
and examine Orwell's question that lies at the heart of being an author – why they write.

Featured Authors

Matthew CondonSheng KeyiMeredith Maran
Chris NystCharlotte GrimshawC.K. Stead
Michael MeyerXinranHenning Mankell
Su TongMartin JacquesJames Fallows
Charles CummingTim ClissoldJung Chang
Peter HesslerJunot DíazLisa See
Frank DikötterMurong XuecunRichard McGregor

The Index

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z