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Robert Frost

Think back to the last time you wrote something down. Not typed it out but, wrote---with your hands, on a piece of paper, for an extended period of time to complete a thought. Chances are it has been a while. Technology and literature is something we talk a good deal about at the NEA: how readers...
Stamp of Robert Frost from 1974. Image in the public domain. Part of the appeal of Tobias Wolff’s insider take on the cutthroat competitive life of a prestigious prep school in Old School is the suspense of a writing contest---a contest that gives the winning student a private meeting with a famous...
"La Bodeguita Ernest Hemingway" by ahisgett from Flick'r A recurring theme on the blog is hearing from The Big Read authors about other writers and artists who have influenced their work. From an interview with the NEA, here's Tobias Wolff (author of Old School ) on some of the writers whom he...