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and the Search for the Extreme: An Interview with Emma Cline
Emma Cline’s debut novel, The Girls, has been on our must-read list since its acquisition was announced in 2014 following a massive bidding war....
“Show Up to Whatever You’re Invited to”: An Interview with Trish Cook
For every movie made, there are hundreds—maybe thousands—of movies that didn’t get made. Great screenplays pile up on laptops and in files,...
Author Cat Winters Talks Ghosts, Romance, and All That Jazz
Morris Award finalist Cat Winters loves a good ghost story. Her knockout young adult debut, In the Shadow of Blackbirds, tackled World War I, the...
The Incomparable Judy Blume Talks Diary-Keeping, Creative Lightning Bolts, and
In the Unlikely Event
Judy Blume is tiny, lovely, and perennially smiling, and when I first laid eyes on her, I thought I might cry. All my long-dormant feelings about Margaret...
love comes first
Ample Riches of Every Sort: An Interview with Erica Jong
For more than 40 years, Erica Jong has been giving voice to the hearts and hopes of millions of readers. She is a poet, a storyteller, a defrocked...
5 Questions for
Author Cynthia Bond
Despite its gruesome subject matter—sexual violence, pedophilia, and brutal racism—Cynthia Bond’s debut novel, Ruby, is beautiful and uplifting,...
page to screen
When Your Book Becomes a Movie: A Talk with Stephen Amidon
American author Stephen Amidon’s dark slice of Americana, Human Capital, caught the attention of Italian director Paolo Virzì, whose film version, Il...
Is a Creepy, Crawly Delight
You may know her from her roles as Kate Austen in Lost or the elf Tauriel in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy, but Evangeline Lilly is now adding...
Blue Lily, Lily Blue
Author Maggie Stiefvater Tells Us What She’d Wish For From A Magical King
More than once, while reading Blue Lily, Lily Blue, I paused to silently thank Maggie Stiefvater for making the Raven Cycle a four-book series. After...
Sci-Fi Author Ann Leckie On How to Write the Sequel to an Award-Winning Debut
It would probably be faster to list all of the awards Ann Leckie didn’t win for her 2013 novel Ancillary Justice. Her trilogy-launching debut...
The Two Faces of January
Star Viggo Mortensen
Not only is actor Viggo Mortensen starring in the highly anticipated film adaptation of author Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Two Faces of January, but...
An Interview With Teen Horror King R.L. Stine
We recently got to sit down with the king of teen and tween horror, RL Stine, to chat about his brand new Fear Street novel Party Games. We talked about...