writing

Meet Kim McLarin, The Lily’s new columnist

You can find her columns the third Monday of each month

In Ruth Ware’s latest suspense novel, you’ll be rooting for the young nanny-heroine the whole way through

‘The Turn of the Key’ — an invocation of Henry James’s masterpiece — lives up to the hype

What Toni Morrison meant to 8 black women writers (including Michelle Obama)

‘She showed how incomplete the world’s narrative was without ours in it’

What Toni Morrison taught me about being a mother

Her mothering life has long been as important to me as her literary legacy

In Toni Morrison’s words, I found the wisdom and protection my mother wasn’t able to provide

Writer Nadia Owusu’s mother left when she was 2. Growing up, she turned to novels like ‘The Bluest Eye’ and ‘Song of Solomon.’

Here’s how Snoopy taught me to be a writer

He wrote novels, he sent them out, and then he dealt with rejection

‘Bizarre and serendipitous’: 3 stories from solo travel

Traveling alone as a woman isn’t easy — but often, it’s worth it

Joy Harjo, the next U.S. Poet Laureate, will be the first Native American to hold the position

She will give her first public presentation at the Library of Congress on Sept. 19

Judith Jones didn’t just bring us Julia Child — she helped define modern American food culture

The legendary Knopf editor published authors — many women and people of color — whose books translated foreign cuisines for an American audience

How to put a lifetime of love into words

Five women on how they wrote their wedding vows — and what they chose to say