Category: Author interviews

Interview with Fiona Giles

The author of Fresh Milk talks about the genesis of her book, the process of gathering the material for it, the challenge of writing a book part academic thesis, part entertainment, and part how to guide, how she researched the more riske…

Interview with Gabriel Gate

The author of A Guide to Everyday Cooking talks about his latest cookbook, how fewer people are learning to cook from their parents, the proliferation of lifestyle programs, how he creates recipes, on using classic recipes, the photography sessions, kitchen wisdom, obtaining…

Interview with Hal Zina Bennett

The author of Write From the Heart talks about his latest book, the interactive writing exercises, how everyone has a story, about “peak experience” and the “essential wound,” the spiritual nature of writing, Jung, self-esteem for writers, working with small presses, his…

Interview with Thomas A Williams

The author of Poet Power talks about his book, a poet’s duty to publish, about working for free, about “selling” poetry, about the best, and worst poetry readings, writing online, poetry contests, and his next book. Magdalena Ball: What inspired you…

Interview with Sean Brijbasi

In this quick, crisp and subtly humorous interview, the author of One Note Symphonies talks about his book, his lack of influences, his favourite words, reasons for publishing, his other work and more. Interview by Magdalena Ball Magdalena Ball: Tell me…

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…