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Author News & Interviews

Interview: Laurie Albanese, author of Blue Suburbia: Almost a Memoir

Mar 1, 2004

Q: Is Blue Suburbia a real town, a state of mind, or simply a clever phrase you created?

Interview: John Murray, author of A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies: Stories

Jan 20, 2004

Q: Numerous themes recur throughout the stories: the difficulties facing immigrants and the children of immigrants, the ways children are affected by their parents' relationships, individuals who travel to remote corners of the world in order to do good, or to do scientific research, and issues faced by those in the medical profession. What significance do these and other recurring themes have for you?

Interview: Karin Slaughter, author of A Faint Cold Fear

Sep 16, 2003

Q: So could you talk about the inspiration behind writing A FAINT COLD FEAR?

Interview: Rebecca East, author of A. D. 62: Pompeii: A Novel

Feb 1, 2003

Q: The setting of your book (which I thoroughly enjoyed!) is Pompeii, just before Mount Vesuvius blew. Have you seen Pompeii and what was it like?

RE: Most parts of Pompeii are just the skeleton of a city: streets and walls and doorways. It's crowded with tourists and stray dogs, and choked with weeds and dust. Unfortunately, the ruins are gradually being destroyed by exposure to the weather, and souvenir takers, and the wear and tear of more than two million pairs of feet a year.

Interview: Jeanne Breaselton , author of A False Sense of Well Being

Oct 1, 2001

Kaye Gibbons: Interviewers always ask the same questions, don't they? What time of day do you write? Do you use a computer or write longhand? Who are your favorite writers? Why do you write about the South? What is the role of the Southern writer in society? What makes Southern literature unique?

Jeanne Braselton: Oh my, yes. Let's not talk about that.

KG: After being asked a few too many of these sorts of questions, I have to fight the urge to give completely ludicrous answers.