Author Interviews

Now Is the Perfect Time to Think About Taxes - T.R. Reid on "A Fine Mess"

Now that our taxes are completed (hopefully), it's a good time to think about taxes. Or at least the future of taxes. They could be a lot simpler and easier -- and it could happen soon.

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A Filth Elder's Life Lessons for Entitled Brats and Damaged Students

John Waters - the notorious director of Hairspray and Pink Flamingos - talks about his commencement speech for graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design, now a book titled Make Trouble.

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A Conversation Between Karin Slaughter and Sara Paretsky

It's just a week before the publication of Sara Paretsky's new V.I. Warshawski novel Fallout-- and Karin Slaughter and Paretsky got to talking...

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The Gifted Demagogue

Jeff Guinn - the author of books on Charles Manson and Bonnie and Clyde - answers our questions about his latest walk on the wild side, The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple.

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Don Rickles (1926 - 2017)

Actor-comedian Don Rickles has passed away at the age of 90. In his memory, we are reposting our 2007 interview with the legendary entertainer. Suffice to say, we were a little nervous going in....

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Word by Word: Kory Stamper Reveals the Secret Life of Dictionaries

A “lexicographer,” Samuel Johnson wrote in his 1755 Dictionary of the English Language, is “a writer of dictionaries; a harmless drudge, that busies himself in tracing the original, and detailing the signification of words.” Presumably this was tongue in cheek; who would describe themselves that way? Certainly it doesn’t apply...

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George Saunders: It's All About Suckage-Avoidance

Our colleagues over at Audible Range recently spoke with the inimitable George Saunders about his new (and first) novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, as well as the extraordinary audio edition featuring a cast of 166, including Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, and Lena Dunham.

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An Interview with John Freeman Gill, Author of "The Gargoyle Hunters"

Gill talks to the Amazon Book Review about his novel of a crumbling family set in the crumbling New York of the mid-1970s, when the city was dirty, dangerous, and on the verge of going bankrupt.

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Because He's There.

Following in your father's footsteps is one thing. It's quite another when they point up the slopes of the world's highest peak. Leif Whittaker talks about My Old Man and the Mountain and what it's like to grow up as the son of a world-class mountaineer.

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What Do You Get When You Cross Herman Melville with Cormac McCarthy?

You get The North Water, Ian McGuire's dark and violent - yet brilliant - thriller set aboard an arctic whaling ship. We asked him a few questions about the book, a selection for our best books of 2016.

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