Category: Author interviews

Interview with Carole Waterhouse

The author of Without Wings talks about her book’s germination, her characters, the writing process, on teaching writing in a prison, on finding her publisher, her new book and lots more. Interview by Magdalena Ball Magdalena Ball: What inspired you to…

Interview with Andrea Goldsmith

The author of The Prosperous Thief talks about her fourth novel, her characters, ideas and themes, the power of fiction, her research, influences, the novel’s moral centre, her character’s politics and her new work. Interview by Magdalena Ball Magdalena Ball: The…

Interview with Anson Cameron

The author of Confessing the Blues talks about his latest book, his characters, about dreams that are dangerous journeys, about good and bad music and writing, slander, about his “quintessentially Australian” style, the tyre business, parental neglect, his next book and lots…

Interview with Eric Kraft

Eric Kraft talks about his grand creation, Peter Leroy, literary success, his day job, his alter egos, his web site, on working in hypertext, on the negative impact of standardised testing (don’t get him started), the myriad of other books…

Interview with Noah Lukeman

Noah Lukeman, literary agent and author of The Plot Thickens and TheFirst Five Pages talks about his books, the differences between writing and agenting, the chief function of books and films, trends for literary heroes, the state of the publishing industry, self-publishing, his next…

Interview with Dorothy Porter

The author of Wild Surmise talks about her love of astronomy, the writing of a verse novel and her own particular style, her characters, the state of modern writing in general, and poetry in particular, the film made of her earlier verse…

Interview with China Mieville

The author of The Scar talks about his latest novel, major themes like scarring, hunger and his unique “monsters,” his drawings, Quantum physics and its relationship to his work, literary snobbery, science fantasy and political commitment and his future work. Interview by…

Interview with Michael de Valle

The author of Going Home talks candidly about his collection of stories, the beauty of the short story as a writing form, his characters, the relationship between stories and poetry, his voice, the impact of parenting on his work, his greatest achievement, and lots more.

Interview with Michael Gerrish

The author of the Mind-Body Makeover Book talks about his book, his key concepts, accupressure. the over obsession with physical perfection and paradoxically, rising obesity levels. his free teleclasses, obstacles to fitness, living an authentic life and more. Magdalena Ball: Why…

An Interview with Michael Joyce

The author of Liam’s Going talks about the writing of his latest novel, his characters, on being a “Joyce”, the big themes, on hypertext and his own celebrated hypertext works, the natural weaving of voices in Liam’s Going, on the limitations (and…