Tag: Interview

Interview with John Blumenthal

The author of Millard Fillmore, Mon Amour and What’s Wrong with Dorfman talks about his adventures in self-publishing and how he attracted St Martin’s Press, his out of print titles, the relationship between his life and his art, his next novel, his influences, on living by the pen, his moving Blue Streak, and lots more.

Interview with Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi

In this charming interview, the author of The Last Song of Dusk talks about the origins of his first novel, the nature of the songs his characters sing, the unbearability of mercy, his favourite scenes from the book, on being compared to Rushdie, on homelessness, future stories, and lots more.

Interview with Christopher Klim

This ambitious novelist (who also published Jesus Lives in Trenton) takes time to discuss his most recent novel, the current state of the publishing industry, what it’s like to assume the POV of a sexually deviant pyromaniac, and his mentor…ahem, Albert Einstein (yeah, I know, it’s a weird choice for a writer of literary fiction, but Klim actually was a rocket scientist).

Interview with Peter Mews

The author of Bright Planet talks about the writing of his second novel, the premises of his book, his research, his use of the Fibonacci numbers for the book’s structure, the literary games he plays in the novel, about the…

An interview with Luke Davies

The author of Totem talks about his latest book of poetry, the differences, similarities, and comparative difficulties in writing processes between novels and poetry, the spread of concerns in Totem, the overall conception of the book, the importance of “the…

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…

Interview with Georgia Blain

The author of Names for Nothingness talks about the writing of her fourth novel, her characters, the impact of parenthood on the writing process, the PhD she is working towards, her other business – Screenrights, her research, her next book,…

Interview with Anna Maria Volpi

The author of The Timeless Art of Italian Cuisine talks about the writing of her book, about the appeal of true Italian cuisine, her love of Italy, about winning the prestigious Special Jury Award, 10 simple points for good and…

Interview with Wells Earl Draughon

The author of Advanced Writing talks about the making of his book, the limitations of other books for writers, his first book for writers, the importance of the reader, the underlying similarities between fiction and screen plays, the nature of the film world, the “NY Editor” and NYer in general (!), his views about literary fiction and value labels, his next book, and lots more.

Interview with Stephen Blake Mettee

The author of the Fast Track Guide on How to Write a Nonfiction Book Proposal talks about the impetus for his book, on why the nonfiction book market is easier to break into than the fiction one, his Fast Track…