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Author News & Interviews

Interview: Paulette Jiles, author of Enemy Women

Apr 26, 2002

April 26, 2002

Paulette Jiles' new novel, ENEMY WOMEN, blends Civil War history with fiction in a compelling and emotional story. In this interview with's Roberta O'Hara, Jiles reflects on her transition from memoirist to novelist and what motivated her to weave a story around women prisoners of war.

Interview: Jay Parini, author of The Apprentice Lover

Apr 19, 2002

April 19, 2002

Middlebury College instructor Jay Parini is well-known for his poetry, biographies, and fiction. In this interview with's Andrea E. Hoag, Parini discusses his latest novel, THE APPRENTICE LOVER, and voices his opinion on the importance of a novel's narrative and how to combat writer's block.

Interview: Michael Connelly, author of City of Bones

Apr 19, 2002

April 19, 2002

Michael Connelly's writing career has achieved such momentum that each release of a new novel is a highly anticipated event. In this interview he discusses his new female protagonist in CITY OF BONES, his fascination with the city of Los Angeles, and future plans --- including the summer release of the movie based on his novel, BLOOD WORK.

Author Talk: Ad Hudler, author of Househusband

Apr 1, 2002

April 2002

Ad Hudler, author of HOUSEHUSBAND, gives some insight into why he wrote the book and just how much material is gleaned from his own experiences in this candid interview.

Interview: Bharati Mukherjee, author of Desirable Daughters

Mar 28, 2002

March 28, 2002

Bharati Mukherjee, author of DESIRABLE DAUGHTERS, is an America storyteller from India who found her voice at an early age. In an interview with's Sonia Chopra, Mukherjee talks about her past and present cultures, the ancient customs and modern freedoms that impact the characters and events in her novel.