Author Interviews

An Addictive and Dickensian Genre-Bender: Dan Vyleta’s “Smoke”

On a sunny and unusually warm spring day in Seattle, Dan Vyleta and I sat down with iced coffees and talked about his new literary genre-breaker. Smoke is set in an alternative vision of nineteenth-century England, where a person’s morality...

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Smokin' Numbers: A Soundtrack for Joe Hill's "The Fireman"

Joe Hill shares the songs he listened to while writing The Fireman, a chilling post-apocalyptic novel starring a scrappy nurse who loves Mary Poppins.

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“A Core Goal Is to Keep Readers Guessing”

Who is the Admiral? Sean Danker doesn’t reveal that spoiler, but he does talk to us about his new sci-fi adventure, the importance of not making assumptions, and the necessity of trust.

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Love and Friendship

Whit Stillman on Jane Austen and "Love & Friendship"

Jane Austen lovers, rejoice! Whit Stillman—director of "The Last Days of Disco" and "Metropolitan"—has shifted his storytelling focus to a rarely read story by Austen that has never been seen on screen...until now.

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An Exclusive Conversation with Siddhartha Mukherjee, Author of "The Gene"

Siddhartha Mukherjee is the author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize. His new book is The Gene: An Intimate History is our Spotlight Pick for the Best Books of May. It goes on sale tomorrow.

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Girls and Sex

Talking with Peggy Orenstein about "Girls & Sex"

I had the enormous pleasure of speaking recently with Peggy Orenstein about her groundbreaking, insightful, and thoughtful book Girls & Sex, in which she interviewed high school and college girls about their relationships. Orenstein was just as smart and informative...

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Bad Action

Lee Child and James Swain Discuss Con Games and "Bad Action"

Lee Child talks to Bad Action author James Swain (whom Child has called “The Shakespeare of casino stories”) about real-life scams, magic, and the thieves’ code.

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Griffin and Robards

Karen Robards and Laura Griffin on the Writing Life

Romantic suspense superstars Karen Robards and Laura Griffin talk to each other about how they got started, plotting novels, and the joys of the writing life.

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The Summer Dragon

Talking with Todd Lockwood about His Debut Novel, "The Summer Dragon"

Todd Lockwood is best known to fantasy readers for his gorgeous cover artwork, but his debut novel, "The Summer Dragon," proves that Lockwood's genius spans the writing realm as well.

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How Far Will You Go to Save the People You Love the Most?

Adam Haslett talks to the Amazon Book Review about Imagine Me Gone, a sad but honest tale of a family ravaged by mental illness but still, miraculously, a family.

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