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Author News & Interviews

Interview: Daniel Silva, author of The English Assassin

Mar 8, 2002

March 8, 2002

As a former foreign correspondent and CNN producer, when Daniel Silva stepped into the fiction arena, he brought a fresh new perspective to the espionage thriller. THE ENGLISH ASSASSIN, like his other novels, is more than just a suspenseful story woven into a rehashed history. He creates characters that are riveting and empathetic, that engage the reader in some personal soul-searching as well. In this recent interview with's Ann Bruns, Silva reveals his personal theories on heroes and villains, and the unfortunate realities of life in the international spy game.

Interview: Jim Gladstone, author of The Big Book of Misunderstanding

Mar 8, 2002

March 8, 2002

THE BIG BOOK OF MISUNDERSTANDING is Jim Gladstone's debut novel that takes a sometimes funny, sometimes poignant look at the process of growing up. In this interview with Roberta O'Hara, Gladstone gives his views on love, sexuality, and the variety of relationships that impact a young boy's life.

Interview: George Pelecanos, author of Hell to Pay

Mar 1, 2002

March 1, 2002

George P. Pelecanos has already established himself as the new master of noir crime fiction with ten outstanding novels to his credit. His latest, HELL TO PAY marks the return of the Derek Strange/Terry Quinn team that grabbed readers' attention in his preceeding bestseller, RIGHT AS RAIN. In this interview with's Ann Bruns, Pelecanos expresses his honest opinions on leading urban issues, violence being portrayed in literature and film, the music that punctuates his prose --- and more.

Interview: Martin Roper, author of Gone: A Novel

Feb 22, 2002

February 22, 2002

Martin Roper, author of GONE, has created a novel that reflects his feeling about his own Irish culture even though its setting is the streets of New York. The restless search for identity embodied by his main character leads to thoughts on the assimilation of American culture through the vaste wasteland of television. Read what Roper has to say about this issue as well as his views on education, writing, and the differences between Irish and American students in this interview with's Chuck Leddy.

Interview: Mary Kay Andrews, author of Savannah Blues

Feb 15, 2002

February 15, 2002 presents a special author interview with Mary Kay Andrews, author of SAVANNAH BLUES. Some fans may know her better as Kathy Hogan Trocheck who writes an edgy mystery series featuring Callahan Garrity. Besides being a popular author, Mary Kay/Kathy also belongs to two book clubs. Read on as she shares her experiences as a writer as well as some book club tips and ideas.