Now more than ever, we must ask ourselves: Who are the WE in We the People? In It Occurs to Me That I Am America, more than 50 bestselling and award-winning authors and artists consider the fundamental ideals of a free, just, and compassionate democracy through heart-stirring and often provocative fiction and art. I am proud to have contributed […]
Love books? How about the people who write them? Writers, poets, historians and memoirists need your help. Check out this fabulous video about the NEA’s literature grant: Next step? Call, write, or e-mail your representative and tell them: “I’m a Republican [or Democrat or an Independent] who wants your help to continue funding for The […]
Back in the earlyish-90s, I got a call from Poets & Writers. Essentially, there was no time to dither. Funding of the National Endowment for the Arts was under assault by Jesse Helms and Co. Arts organizations had to fight back. Poets & Writers (I’m now chairman of the board) was among the first to […]
Susan Isaacs is the author of thirteen novels, including Compromising Positions, Shining Through, After All These Years, and As Husbands Go. Her newest novel, Goldberg Variations, will be published by Scribner in October 2012. She is a former editor of Seventeen and a freelance political speechwriter. She is chairman of the board of Poets & Writers and a past president of Mystery Writers of America. All her novels have been New York Times bestsellers.