Category: Author interviews

Interview with Michael Chabon

The author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay talks about the making of his Pulitzer Prize winning novel, writing for Hollywood, the upcoming film version of his book, and gives us a tiny hint on what his next project will…

An Interview with Carolyn Howard-Johnson

Interview with Carolyn Howard-Johnson  The author of This is the Place talks about the inspiration for her book, her characters, the difficulties involved in getting a first book published, her free e-book Cooking by the Book, and her upcoming projects. Interview by Magdalena…

An Interview with Philomena Van Rijswijk

Interview with Philomena Van Rijswijk  Philomena Van Rijswijk talks about living in Tasmania, the importance of Antarctica, the research involved in writing The World as a Clockface, major themes, her writer’s retreat at Varuna, and lots more. (photography credit: Ray…

Interview with Hilary McPhee

 The author of Other People’s Words talks about being an author, the publishing industry, the McPhee Gribble story, the Australian voice, e-books, and her latest project. (photo credit:Ponch Hawkes) Interview by Magdalena Ball Magdalena: With all of your publishing experience, is it difficult…

Interview with Sue Gough, author of The Nether Regions

Sue Gough talks about the origins of The Nether Regions, the differences between writing adult and teenage targeted literature, about language, its limitations and power, her characters, on the creative process, on what she is reading, on teaching creative writing,…

Interview with Max Sollitt

The author of The Correspondence Course talks about the origins of his novel, finding a publisher, the changes to writing mores and processes over the years, his upcoming memoirs, and more. Interview by Magdalena Ball Magdalena: Tell me about the story…

Interview with Gail Bell

Gail Bell talks about the making of The Poison Principle, the book’s narrative style, voice, and themes, the Varuna Writing Centre, poison, on the need to work, and her next book. Interview by Magdalena Ball Magdalena: The Poison Principle is hard…

Interview with Karen Sedaitis

Interview with Karen Sedaitis  The author of Soul Dark Soil talks about her book, the process of writing, the benefits of being published by a small press, on inner life, on the dangers of writing about subjects close to home, literary heroes,…

Interview with Tom Keneally

 An interview with the fascinating and very eloquent author Tom Keneally, focusing on his latest novel Bettany’s Book . Interview by Magdalena Ball Magdalena: Bettany’s Book traverses a very wide terrain, both physically (from the interior of 19th Century NSW to the modern…

Interview with Tim Winton

Tim Winton talks about his latest novel, Dirt Music, Australian literature, the films of his work, the writing process, and more.   Interview by Magdalena Ball Magdalena: How did Dirt Music come about? Tim: Like all books, I guess by accident. I…