Toni Morrison's 1981 Newsweek Cover Story

In the feature, Toni Morrison discussed her childhood, her work and how she felt about being called a "black writer." "Of course I'm a black writer. That's like saying Dostoevsky's not a Russian writer."

What About Philip Roth's Nonfiction?

Roth was known for such classics as "Portnoy's Complaint" and "American Pastoral." But he was also an astute writer of memoirs and essays.

Here Comes Helen

An exhilaratingly ambitious young writer refuses to be bound by race or nationhood