Category: Author interviews

Interview with Victoria Ufondu of Jotspeak

The creator of Jotspeak talks about her new writing site and why it’s different, why she started it, on the spoken word form, her marketing process, their charity gigs, a sneak preview on where the site might be headed, and lots more.

An interview with Kristin Bair O’Keeffe

Kristin Bair O’Keeffe talks about her novel Thirsty, about her life in China and why she’s there, her publisher, on the craziness and creativity, of promoting a novel cross-country, on why she’s sending her resume to Cirque du Soleil, and lots more.

An interview with Mari Strachan

The author of The Earth Hums in B Flat talks about her first novel, her youthful character Gwenni, her star agent, her innovative publisher Canongate, about how we can live more sustainably, her writing Masters, her next novel(s), and lots more.

Interview with Louis Nowra

The author of Ice talks about his latest novel, his characters — both real and imagined, the relationship between fiction and biography, the relationship between love and madness, his upcoming work, and lots more.

An interview with Jennie Nash

The author of The Last Beach Bungalow and The Only True Genius in the Family talks about her latest novel, her thoughts on the origin and nature of genius, on her characters, on losing a parent, on the writing “zone”, and lots more.

An Interview with Gwen C. Watkins

The author of Nectar of the Gods talks about her debut novel, her characters, her plot, the wine industry, on writing crime, the similarities between fine books and fine wine, her next book, and more.

Excitements and Examinations: An Internet Interview with Music Scholar Walter Everett

This is an interview with musician, teacher, and writer Walter Everett in which discussed are his own work, academic standards, the roles of artist and critic and other social actors, particular essays investigating music, the differences between academic and popular responses to culture, the world wide web, distinguished and enjoyable musicians such as Radiohead and Gnarls Barkley and Nirvana and Patti Smith, and music as a political force. Everett says, “It has been amazing to follow the changes in popular styles and artistry, alongside the changing notion of how and why people listen to music.”

An Interview with Linda Benninghoff, author of The Spaces Between Things

The latest collection of Linda Benninghoff’s poems is here under the title The Spaces Between Things (erbacce-press, Liverpool, 2008). Like her previous chapbook departures, this collection brings memories of childhood, friends, family, and experiences of natural elements (animals, trees, water, and weather) to life. The 34 poems in this short book deal with the experience of feeling the space between things and how it relates to our definition of life as a conscious individual. I was intrigued by Linda’s deep involvement with nature and her use of poetic expression for sharing her thoughts with readers and so we arranged to have a brief e-mail interview. Here is our e-conversation about Linda’s recent book.

Interview with Tony Nesca

Tony Nesca, born in 1965, is the author of many books of fiction and poetry. As the reader will perceive, he is a writer who believes in the primacy of the unfettered imagination and the untrammeled life. In this candid interview, he talks about Winnipeg, Italy, influences, conventional publishers, on the neglect of Canadian authors, and much more.