Category: Author interviews

An interview with Joel Agee

Joel Agee, the author of The Stone World talks about his new book and the inspiration for it, the relationship between memory and fiction, his characters and themes, how he became interested in writing and translation, writing through quarantine, his favourite scene, and lots more.

An interview with Gary Slaughter

The author of WWII POWs in America and Abroad talks about why he wrote his book, the often-overlooked perspectives of the 6 million people held in prison camps in the U.S. and around the world between 1939 and 1945, about what life was like for an imprisoned officer, about growing up in Owosso during WWII, classic movies, collaborating with his wife, and lots more.

An interview with Elaelah Harley

The author of A Plan to Save the World talks about how she started writing, her debut novel and its inspiration, her (self-) publishing journey, and lots more.

A Q&A with Mike Mattison and Ernest Suarez

Musician Mike Mattison and literary historian Ernest Suarez talk about their new book, POETIC SONG VERSE: Blues Based Popular Music and Poetry. They cover such topics as the nature of poetic song verse, the transformative nature of artists like Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and Jimi Hendrix, the role of coffee houses in the 50s, and lots more.

An interview with Arthur Swan

The author of The Encanto (La Fog) talks about his latest book, what inspired it, his themes, how story ideas come to him, what he does when he isn’t writing, his favourite authors, and lots more.

An interview with Andrew Rowen

The author of Columbus and Caonabó: 1493–1498 Retold talks about his new book and why it’s still important for people to understand 1492 and its aftermath, why he chose to write historical fiction, his research, his characters, the story of Taíno resistance and the devastating aftermath of the invasion, Isabel and Ferdinand and their role (and what they gained), and much more.

Interview with Paulette Stout

The author of Love, Only Better talks about her book, about the climax, about why now is the right time for this book and these conversations, her characters, the importance of sexual gratification, and lots more.