In 1946, George Orwell articulated the reasons why he put pen to paper in an essay entitled Why I Write.
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.


Karen Ma

Nick Macfie

Henning Mankell

Meredith Maran

Francesca Marciano

Yvette Ho Madany

Tania McCartney

Richard McGregor

Paul Merrill

Arthur Meursault

Michael Meyer

Anchee Min

Adam Minter

Mo Zhi Hong

Nicole Mones

Thomas S. Mullaney

Murong Xuecun