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.

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A

 

B

Jasper Becker

Kerry Brown

 

C

Jung Chang

Leslie Chang

Tom Clissold

 

D

Rachel DeWoskin

Junot Díaz

Frank Dikötter

 

E

Nick Earls

Graham Earnshaw

 

F

James Fallows

Jonathan Fenby

 

G

Rob Gifford

 

H

Alexandra Harney

Peter Hessler

Hong Ying

 

I