Poets & Writers

The Time Is Now

Suggested Reading: Light the Dark: Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process (Penguin Books, September 2017) edited by Joe Fassler

Forty-six acclaimed authors, including Stephen King, Junot Díaz, Elizabeth Gilbert, Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, Roxane Gay, and Neil Gaiman, offer their answers to the simple but profound question, “What inspires you?” Each author begins with a favorite passage from a novel,’s By Heart series, Fassler writes about “the ability we all share to enliven our world through imagination and creativity.”

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