‘That Book Wrote Me’

Chinua Achebe delivered the following speech at the close of PEN's 2008 Tribute to Chinua Achebe. It appears in PEN America 9: Checkpoints, along with other excerpts from the… More

Love Letter

“You’re a really good writer,” she said, “almost as good as your brother Charles. You should read the novel he’s writing.” So I snuck into Charles’s room and… More

Roger Angell: A Sporting Life

And in the off season once, when he was working for the Tigers, working with some teenagers, he discovered a new pitch. He learned that if you take the… More