Author Q and As
Q&A: Leaping over the ‘author wall’ with Wally Lamb
Wally Lamb, author of books such as I Know This Much Is True, She’s Come Undone, and The Hour I First Believed
Q&A with Ann Patchett: A sneaky riptide of wild
Ann Patchett’s writing is all charm and grace and soothing. Here we are at a party. We’re celebrating a new birth. Everyone is hanging out …
Louise Erdrich brings ‘LaRose’ to the Free Library
Louise Erdrich’s writing speaks softly and carries a big stick. She doesn’t shy away from challenging issues – death, rape, murder. But her characters and their story lines are so layered and complex the darkness draws readers into her suspenseful dilemmas.
Erik Larson on the search for new things to write about
When author Erik Larson started research for his latest book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, about the 1915 sinking of the luxury ocean liner, he wasn’t expecting many surprises. As with the Titanic, everyone knows the ending: Almost 1,200 passengers died when a German submarine torpedoed the ship off the coast of Ireland.
Q&A with Diane Rehm: On solitude, honor, and the art of the interview
Diane Rehm is at a crossroads in her life. Her husband, John, died in 2014 after years of living with Parkinson’s disease. She plans to retire next year from her National Public Radio call-in program, The Diane Rehm Show, ending a 37-year career in radio. In September, she will turn 80.