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Author Interviews

Sit down to some discourse with your favorite authors or learn about up-and-coming authors you haven't read yet.

Jasper Fforde Interview - October 2012
We caught up with Jasper Fforde in 2012 on his U.S. tour for The Last Dragonslayer, a tale of sorcery and dragons written specifically for a YA audience.

Salman Rusdie Interview - March 2009
Salman Rushdie is the critically acclaimed author of numerous novels including 'Midnight’s Children,' winner of the Booker Prize.

Joe Meno Interview - February 2009
At 35, Joe Meno is the author of seven books. He also writes short stories, poetry, and plays.

Neal Stephenson Interview - October 2008
Neal Stephenson (Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon) talks about 'Anathem,' his highly anticipated return to science fiction, the very Earth-based philosophy woven into his new novel, and his writing regimen.

Andre Dubus III Interview - June 2008
Interview with Andre Dubus III author most recently of the best-selling novel, 'The Garden of Last Days' (2008) and the National Book Award finalist, 'House of Sand and Fog' (1999).

Manil Suri Interview - February 2008
Interview with Manil Suri, author of 'The Death of Vishnu' (2001) and more recently 'The Age of Shiva' (2008).

Charles Frazier Interview - October 2006
Interview with Charles Frazier, author of 'Thirteen Moons.'

Christopher Moore Interview - February 2006
Christopher Moore is in rare company in the funny business. How many novelists make a big splash with books that are not just witty but laugh-out-loud, tears-rolling-down-your-creeks funny?

Jack Klugman Interview - January 2006
Jack Klugman is best known for the television series, "The Odd Couple," in which he co-starred with Tony Randall. But, his career has spanned the stage ("Gypsy") and movies ("12 Angry Men") with success and critical acclaim for over half a century.

Barbara Ehrenreich Interview - October 2005
Barbara Ehrenreich explores issues of class and work from the inside out in her books 'Nickel and Dimed' (2001) and 'Bait and Switch' (2005).

Neil Gaiman Interview - September 2005
Neil Gaiman is the author of the 'Neverwhere' and 'American Gods,' among others; the Sandman series of comics; many short stories, several children's books, and many screenplays.

Mark Helprin Interview - July 2005
The most celebrated of Mark Helprin's novels is 'Winter's Tale' (1983). In 2005, he published 'Freddy and Fredericka,' his fifth novel.

Elizabeth Kostova Interview - June 2005
Elizabeth Kostova is the author of 'The Historian,' a chilling historical mystery that reaches from the present day into the medieval past of Vlad the Impaler.

Audrey Niffenegger Interview - December 2003
Audrey Niffenegger is the author of 'The Time Traveler's Wife,' her inventive and unconventionally rendered tale of Clare, a luminously beautiful artist, and Henry, a time-traveler.

William Gibson Interview - January 2003
William Gibson was gracious enough to speak with me over the phone from his home in Vancouver - a riveting discussion of design, culture, and 'Pattern Recognition.'

Jennifer Traig Interview
Interview with Jennifer Traig, author of 'The Crafty Girl Series,' hip, slick and cool things to do and make on those lazy summer days; 'Judaikitsch,' a campy Jewish bent to the Crafty Girl concept; and 'Shut-In Detectives,' a column she writes with Peter McGrath, for 'McSweeney's Quarterly.'

Big Questions, an Interview with Anders Nilsen
A comic artist who's work has been quietly gaining momentum over the past few years in collections and quarterlies such as MOME, Kramer's Ergot, and the Drawn and Quarterly Showcase.

Kevin Smokler, Editor of Bookmark Now
Kevin Smokler is the editor of "Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times," and the creator of The Virtual Book Tour, a unique synthesis of book tour, blog, and buzz.

National Novel Writing Month - 2004 Interview
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a simple, albeit insane, idea. Write a novel of 50,000 words in one month. I caught up with a handful of NaNoWriMo novelists for the inside scoop.

David Rees Gets His Satire On
David Rees caught the public's attention shortly after 9/11, when he began posting Get Your War On, a clipart based comic strip featuring cubicle employees talking on the telephone about the bombing of Afghanistan. Since then, Rees's profanely acerbic figures have addressed the search for Weapons of Mass Destruction, the liberation of Iraq, and George Bush's plans to send astronauts to Mars.

Neil Gaiman and David McKean in London
A night with Neil Gaiman, let alone one with his multi-talented partner in crime Dave McKean, is always a bit weird, really. Neil, the bestselling author of American Gods and the Sandman series, always seems like a visiting rock star.

Neal Stephenson
Neal Stephenson's latest book, Quicksilver, follows the fortunes of an unforgettable cast of vagabonds and geniuses in the 17th and 18th centuries. Quicksilver is a funny, smart, and engaging historical novel, part of the larger story of Stephenson's Baroque Cycle.

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