Author Interviews

“War books just aren’t for me.”

Actually, they might be. Youngblood author Matt Gallagher shares 10 novels about war for every reader.

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"A Long Lineage of Wanderers": Q&A with Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Bestselling author Christina Baker Kline (Orphan Train, The Way Life Should Be) asks the author of The Golden Son a few choice questions about her novel of family love, honor, tradition, and identity.

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All the Birds in the Sky

“Witch Vs. Mad Scientist”: Charlie Jane Anders on Her Novel "All the Birds in the Sky"

Author Charlie Jane Anders—and the editor-in-chief of—answers our questions about her mesmerizing, thoughtful, and hilarious novel of a witch and a tech genius who grow up together, grow apart, and finally have to save the world.

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Ambition, Secrets, and Sacrifice: Sari Wilson's "Girl Through Glass"

Two of our favorite authors--Sari Wilson and Kimberly McCreight--discuss Wilson's new novel about a ballet-obsessed girl growing up in New York City.

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Gregg Hurwitz on the Shadowy Origins of Orphan X

The Amazon Books editors chose Gregg Hurwitz’s nonstop thriller Orphan X as one of the Best Books of January. Headlined by the enigmatic Evan Smoak, an ex-assassin with a conscience, Orphan X is a galvanizing and suspenseful novel full of surprises—and launches a new series. We asked author Gregg Hurwitz to give us some insight into Evan Smoak, what make makes him tick, and what lies ahead.

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"Killing Monica" with Candace Bushnell

Candace Bushnell talks about her book, "Killing Monica," her "Harriet the Spy" tool belt, and how she feels about Carrie Bradshaw.

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"Lonely, Intensely Difficult, and Generally Torturous"

Reza Aslan, author of the 2013 bestseller Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, interviews artist Molly Crabapple about her new memoir, Drawing Blood.

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Expatriate Games: An Interview with Novelist Janice Y.K. Lee

The author of The Piano Teacher talks to Amazon Book Review Editorial Director Sara Nelson about her new novel, The Expatriates, and a life lived "between worlds."

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"The Nine Lives of Authors . . . and Other Things I’ve Learned from Research" by Lisa Gardner

We asked the best-selling author about her research, and she provided us with this exclusive essay:

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Shannara Chronicles

Terry Brooks on the Shannara Chronicles: From Page to Screen Fearlessly

Terry Brooks’ Shannara series has been a pillar of the fantasy genre for decades, and many have wondered why there are no films or TV shows set in his rich world. Now there will be, with the January premier of the “Shannara Chronicles” television series. In his own words, Terry Brooks explains the twisty path traveled from page to screen—and why the show turned out far better than he ever dared imagine.

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