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Author News & Interviews

Interview: John Grisham, author of The Partner

Feb 12, 1997

To celebrate the release of John Grisham's latest legal thriller, THE GUARDIANS, we revisit an interview we conducted with the bestselling author back in 1997 prior to the publication of THE PARTNER. We love that his wit and brisk style held up over  22 plus years. Carol Fitzgerald, the president and co-founder of The Book Report Network, explains the significance of this interview and how much Grisham has meant to the company:

"Back in 1996, when we started The Book Report (the original name for Bookreporter), I vowed that we would not meet with publishers until we had been live for a few months. I wanted to show them, not tell them, what we were going to do. Jesse Kornbluth and I started making the rounds in early 1997, and when we met with Grisham’s publisher, they were intrigued as our website was something new and they wanted to do something special with us. A couple of weeks later, they called and offered us the first online interview with Grisham for THE PARTNER, as well as the first online excerpt. It helped to put us on the map, and we remain ever grateful to him for that."

Interview: Nicholas Sparks, author of The Notebook

Feb 11, 1997

On February 11, 1997, THE BOOK REPORT welcomed Nicholas Sparks, author of THE NOTEBOOK, to discuss true love, romance, and writing. The interviewers were Jennifer Levitsky (BookpgJL) and Kelly Milner Halls (WiserDino).

Marlene T: Hello, Jennifer, Kelly, and Mr. Sparks, welcome!

BookpgJL: Thank you for being here, Nick and Kelly.

N Sparks97: Thank you. I am glad to be here.

Interview: Jonathan Kellerman, author of The Clinic

Jan 22, 1997

January 22, 1997

On January 22, 1997, THE BOOK REPORT welcomed bestselling crime novelist Jonathan Kellerman to discuss his novels, including his latest, THE CLINIC. Jennifer Levitsky (BookpgJL) was THE BOOK REPORT interviewer.

Interview: Faye Kellerman, author of Prayers for the Dead

Oct 2, 1996

October 2, 1996

On October 2, 1996, THE BOOK REPORT welcomed Faye Kellerman, author of 10 novels, including PRAYERS FOR THE DEAD, THE RITUAL BATH, and SANCTUARY. The Book Report interviewers were Jesse Kornbluth and Jennifer Levitsky.