Tag Archives: Novelists

Interview: Celeste Ng, Author of Everything I Never Told You

Novelist Celeste Ng

“Creating some kind of art…is as close to leaving your brain behind in a jar as you’re going to get.”

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Vintage Attraction: A Happy Hour Interview with Charles Blackstone

Charles Blackstone

“I think I wanted characters that rejected that sort of accepted protocol. How you meet, how long you remain skeptical, when you submit to love, or at least the idea of love.”

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Author Q&A: Noah Cicero (Best Behavior)

Noah Cicero

“I believe if you read a lot, your mind learns the ability to play different games or see different options in every situation that non-readers might not see.”

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Interview: Ruth Ozeki, Author of A Tale for the Time Being

author Ruth Ozeki

“The earthquake and tsunami forced me to put myself on the line, as it were, and to step into the fictional world and participate.”

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Interview: Elliott Holt, Author of You Are One of Them

Author Elliott Holt

“I have to write the stories I want to write, in the way that I want to write them. The motivation has to come from me, not from other people.”

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Author Q&A: Vanessa Veselka (Zazen)

Author Vanessa Veselka

“We’re narrative-making machines…so the stories we tell ourselves about what is happening shape our actions. Nothing is as dangerous as a story.”

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Interview: Michael Kimball, Author of Big Ray

Michael Kimball author photo

“I knew I felt released after writing the novel, but I could never quite articulate it. And I think it was that – the shame that many abused people have to face down – I had done it in writing the novel.”

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Interview: Benjamin Buchholz, Author of One Hundred and One Nights

Benjamin Buchholz

“Throughout the book there is a current of humor, of the bizarre, perhaps even the magical.”

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Author Q&A: Michelle Haimoff (These Days Are Ours)

Michelle Haimoff

“Having two parents who don’t love each other is like having your blood and your skin not get along.”

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Author Q&A: Dan Chaon (Stay Awake)

Dan Chaon author portrait

“Certain books tell us that we are not alone. And that can be life-saving.”

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Author Q&A: Julianna Baggott (Pure)

Julianna Baggott

“Writing, for me, is the daily practice of empathy. Reading should be a practice of empathizing too. Each time we step into another person’s world view, we broaden who we are as people.”

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Author Q&A: Nick Antosca (The Obese)

Nick Antosca with cutout of Stephen King

“The best is when you start narrating your own life in the voice of a book in which you’ve recently lost yourself.”

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Interview: Alex Shakar, Author of Luminarium

Alex Shakar

Luminarium is a book brimming with ideas…To get Alex talking about it, I tried using an unorthodox interview structure.

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Interview: Ryan Boudinot, Author of Blueprints of the Afterlife

Ryan Boudinot

Five years ago, the short story collection The Littlest Hitler hit bookshelves, announcing Ryan Boudinot as one of our funniest and most exciting new writers.

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Pete Hamill

Self-described “aging Celtic scribe” Pete Hamill is, in the argot of our time, an old-school journalist and writer. Born in Brooklyn during the 20th century’s Great Depression, he was a high school dropout whose first interests were in the visual arts.

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