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Producer Jeff Schaffer sits between star Larry David (left) and another cast member on the “Curb Your Enthusiasm” set.

Jeff Schaffer (in the center) on the set of Curb Your Enthusiasm with its star, Larry David, and fellow cast members

Photograph by John P. Johnson/HBO


TV writer and producer Jeff Schaffer on how to be funny


Author Gabrielle Zevin seated on a sofa in Los Angeles with her dog Nico

A spontaneous photo of Zevin and her late dog Nico taken on a sofa trashed in Los Angeles. “As soon as we were done, a random guy loaded it into his truck.”

Photograph by Hans Canosa

A prescient novelist is hopeful that “after great change, amazing things can happen.”

July-August 2020

Ceridwen Dovey
Photograph courtesy of Ceridwen Dovey

How Harvard reunions are cast in Ceridwen Dovey’s Life After Truth


A correspondence corner for not-so-famous lost words

May-June 2020

Paul Yoon

Paul Yoon

Photograph by Peter Yoon

Novelist Paul Yoon explores Laos’s forgotten war.

May-June 2020

Our editors curate their favorite literary stories in Harvard Magazine.


Photograph of Emily Dickinson’s family home, The Homestead, an elegant wooden building

At The Homestead

Photograph by Norman Eggert/Alamy Stock Photo

Delving into the world of Emily Dickinson

March-April 2020

Photograph of Yangsze Choo

Yangsze Choo
Photograph by James Cham

Malaysian-born Yangsze Choo writes novels infused with the tropical mysteries of her childhood.

March-April 2020

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

March-April 2020