Articles tagged author interview

Back-to-back works of fiction reveal a Sherman Alexie mellowed and tempered

A polite person would say that Sherman Alexie was born with “water on the brain” or, more correctly, with hydrocephalus. Alexie prefers to liken his

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15 Aug 2007 // 3:35 AM

Terrorism opens door for novelist Daniel Silva

Daniel Silva, the best-selling spy novelist, is uncomfortable with the suggestion that terrorism has been a boon for his profession. Spy fiction famously thrives in

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NEW YORK—After half a dozen novels, Martin Cruz Smith still hasn’t quite figured out the man he created, the cynical, haunted Russian investigator

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15 Jun 2007 // 4:59 AM

Vamps and vampires: A chat with author MaryJanice Davidson

When some writers go on book tours, their fans show them dog-eared copies of their books. When MaryJanice Davidson goes on book tours, her fans

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13 Jun 2007 // 3:24 AM

Savor the book and locally grown food

Barbara Kingsolver does not want to remove the Cheetos bag from your hand, necessarily. “I take a lot of care not to tell anybody to

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Michael Ondaatje: Finding the Right Voice Amid the Heartbreak

Michael Ondaatje does not scorn upbeat love stories. The anguished lovers in his magnificent, layered novels—in particular the Booker Prize-winning The English Patient and

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Chabon’s domain: ‘Yiddish Policemen’ a fine partner for ‘Kavalier’

What place does Yiddish have in the modern American novel? About the same as a Jew in Alaska, perhaps, but it didn’t stop Michael

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12 Apr 2007 // 5:05 AM

A lighter turn for a writer who favors twists

As Jonathan Lethem’s novels go, You Don’t Love Me Yet is, well, pretty tame and usual. It’s not set on a strange

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In Defense of the Infinite Universe in 'No Man's Sky'

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"The common cries of disappointment that surround No Man’s Sky stem from the exciting idea of an infinite universe clashing with the harsh reality of an infinite universe.

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