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Celeste Ng

Celeste Ng is a writer based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Everything I Never Told You is her first novel.


Lindsay Hunter
Everything I write is about loneliness (November 03, 2014)
Interview of Lindsay Hunter by Lara Touitou

Lindsay Hunter is the author of the story collections Don’t Kiss Me and Daddy’s. Ugly Girls is her first novel.


Margaret Atwood
You cannot write a novel that doesn't come out of the present (September 30, 2014)
Interview of Margaret Atwood by Lara Touitou

Margaret Atwood is a Canadian author and has written more than forty volumes of fiction and nonfiction. She has won more than fifty awards in Canada and internationally, including the Booker Prize in 2000 for her novel The Blind Assassin. Her works have been translated in more than forty languages.


Jesmyn Ward

Jesmyn Ward grew up in DeLisle, Mississippi. She received her MFA from the University of Michigan, where she won five Hopwood awards for essays, drama, and fiction. She won the 2011 National Book Award for Fiction with her second novel Salvage the Bones.


Justin St. Germain

Justin St. Germain was born in Philadelphia in 1981. He attended the University of Arizona and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford.


Wally Lamb
America is a puzzle for me, and I'm still trying to figure it out (September 17, 2014)
Interview of Wally Lamb by Lara Touitou

Wally Lamb is the author of four New York Times best-selling novels: Wishin’ and Hopin’, The Hour I First Believed, I Know This Much is True, and She’s Come Undone and was twice selected for Oprah’s Book Club. We Are Water is his fifth novel.


Boris Fishman
Fiction is a kind of freedom where you act out all the illegal parts of yourself (September 16, 2014)
Interview of Boris Fishman by Lara Touitou

Boris Fishman was born in Minsk, in the former Soviet Union, in 1979, and emigrated to the United States in 1988. His journalism, essays, and criticism have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine and Book Review, The New Republic, The Nation, Harper’s, Vogue, The London Review of Books, The Wall Street Journal. A Replacement Life is his first novel.


Edan Lepucki
I love the idea of such a light and sparkling place having a dark, scary shadow (September 11, 2014)
Interview of Edan Lepucki by Lara Touitou

Edan Lepucki is an American author and staff writer for The Millions. California is her first novel.


Sheila Heti
I am interested in what is the truth of life for other people (September 11, 2014)
Interview of Sheila Heti by Lara Touitou

Sheila Heti is a Canadian writer and editor. How Should A Person Be? is her second novel.


Nickolas Butler
I think that all good novels are based specifically in a place (September 11, 2014)
Interview of Nickolas Butler by Lara Touitou

Nickolas Butler was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and raised in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. His writings have appeared in: Narrative Magazine, Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review Online, The Progressive, The Christian Science Monitor, and elsewhere. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, he currently lives in Wisconsin with his wife and their two children. Shotgun Lovesongs is his first novel.


John Burnside
The most important thing was to find some way of writing about the lights and the sea (September 08, 2014)
Interview of John Burnside by Lara Touitou

John Burnside is a Scottish poet and novelist. A Summer of Drowning is his 8th novel.


Shani Boianjiu
I have a very odd sense of humor (September 04, 2014)
Interview of Shani Boianjiu by Lara Touitou

Shani Boianjiu is an Israeli author. Her writing has notably appeared in The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.


David Peace
I hope Red or Dead is an extremely, and overtly, political novel (September 01, 2014)
Interview of David Peace by Bernard Strainchamps

David Peace is an English writer. He was named one of the Best of Young British Novelists in the 2003 Granta list.


Peter May
The sense of place is very important in my books (August 19, 2014)
Interview of Peter May by Bernard Strainchamps

Peter May is a novelist and screenwriter. He is the author of the bestselling Lewis trilogy.


Lionel Shriver
Having everything you want is a version of hell (August 18, 2014)
Interview of Lionel Shriver by Bernard Strainchamps

Lionel Shriver is an American writer and lives in London. She won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2005 for We Need to Talk about Kevin. Big Brother is her 12th novel.


Roxane Gay
Today's pop culture rises from a society that has long been contemptuous of women (August 05, 2014)
Interview of Roxane Gay by Lara Touitou

Roxane Gay is a writer, professor and editor. She writes notably for The Rumpus, Salon, and many other online publications. Her first novel An Untamed State was published in May 2014.


Adelle Waldman
I wanted to create a complete world that readers could become absorbed in (July 15, 2014)
Interview of Adelle Waldman by Lara Touitou

Adelle Waldman has notably written for The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, Slate and The Village Voice. The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. is her first novel.


Shannon Burke
I wrote to protect myself from some of the horror of the events (June 19, 2014)
Interview of Shannon Burke by Bernard Strainchamps

Shannon Burke is a novelist and used to be a paramedic in Harlem. His experience led him to write Black Flies.


Xiaolu Guo
It is absurd to see that Asian culture is so little known and barely discussed in depth (June 09, 2014)
Interview of Xiaolu Guo by Lara Touitou

Xiaolu Guo is a novelist and filmmaker. I am China is her fifth novel in English.


Emma Healey
I think memory can never really be trusted (June 05, 2014)
Interview of Emma Healey by Bernard Strainchamps

Emma Healey grew up in London. Elizabeth is Missing is her first novel.