Category: Author interviews

An Interview with Jane Watson

Jane Watson talks about her novel Hindustan Contessa, its themes, characters and concepts, her big break, her previous work and a hint at her next book. Interview by Magdalena Ball Magdalena Ball Tell me about the prologue. In what way is the cave…

Interview with Harbhajan Sandhu

In this fascinating interview, the author of Wayward Brahmin talks about his novel, his characters, the underlying themes, self-publishing, the populist hunger for physics and astronomical knowledge, cosmology and a “theory of everything”, the possibility of finding life on other planets, the…

Interview with Joan London

The author of Gilgamesh talks about the making of her novel, her characters, how she used the original epic, about the differences between writing short stories and a novel, Australia in the 30s and 40, and more. Interview by Magdalena…

Interview with Anthony Bourdain

 The author of A Cook’s Tour talks about the pleasures of talking about himself, about being accepted as a guru by the business community, context and memory, the perfect meal, Vietnam, and more. Interview by Magdalena Ball Magdalena: How are you finding the…

Interview with Chad Hautmann, author of Billie’s Ghost

The author of Billie’s Ghost talks about his his novel, his research, the process of getting published, about the relationship between teaching literature, and writing it, and his big literary influences. Interview by Magdalena Ball  Magdalena: Tell me about the background…

Interview with James Cumes, author of Haverleigh

 In this exceptional interview, James Cumes talks about his novel Haverleigh, about growing up in Queensland, fighting on the Kokoda Trail in WW2, his next books, and his special project VOW. Interview by Magdalena Ball Compulsive Reader: Is this your own story? Are…

An interview with Elizabeth Jolley

 Elizabeth Jolley, the author of An Innocent Gentleman, talks about her reader, changes in writing over the years, on innocence, themes, and labelling, and characters in her latest novel, An Innocent Gentleman. Interview by Magdalena Ball Magdalena: Tell me about the…