A Fortress Full of Stories

Danish writer Anja Klemp Vilgaard works near a castle built by a pirate king – and finds a hidden piece of history around every corner.

Monarchy, Mayhem and Micronations

Narratively contributor Dylan Taylor-Lehman’s new book tells the full story of Sealand, the world’s most unusual and dramatic mini-country.

The Making of (a Book About) a Monster

How Narratively contributor Mary Kay McBrayer turned her love for true crime stories into a book about America’s first female serial killer.

This Narratively Editor’s First Book is a Home Run

Michael Stahl on co-writing Major League Baseball star Bartolo Colón’s autobiography.

How This Narratively Editor is Tackling The Journalism World While Being a Nomad

Farah Mohammed on freelancing, traveling the world (and getting grounded) and what it’s like being a woman of color in journalism.

How Sassafras Lowrey Made Writing About Dogs a Career

The author and journalist on quitting a toxic day job and turning a passion into her new job.

How This Narratively Contributor Turned His Investigative Reporting Into a Novel

From Manilla’s cemetery slums to Taiwan's exploitative labor pool, Joe Henley’s thrilling new book puts a dramatic spotlight on the mistreatment of migrant workers.

A Chef Who Fuses Food and Performance Art to Challenge Bias

A Q&A with Jenny Dorsey on how she serves up some very tough questions.

How One Writer Overcame a Brain Injury and Wrote an Award-Winning Memoir

Narratively contributor Andrea J. Buchanan on memoir, recovery, and the future.