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David Nicholls
I thought it was a kind of redemption story (April 22, 2015)
Interview of David Nicholls by Lara Touitou

David Nicholls is a British novelist and screenwriter. Us is his fourth novel and was longlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize.


Emily Schultz
I like to think of writing more like a radar than a mirror (April 20, 2015)
Interview of Emily Schultz by Lara Touitou

Emily Schultz is the co-founder of the literary journal Joyland. Her novel, Heaven Is Small was named a finalist for the Trillium Book Award alongside books by Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro, as was The Blondes.


Karim Miské
Writing crime fiction came to me very naturally, after fifteen years spent filming and gathering stories (February 03, 2015)
Interview of Karim Miské by Bernard Strainchamps, translated by Lara Touitou

Karim Miské was born in 1964 in Abidjan. He is a writer and a documentary filmmaker. Arab Jazz is his first novel.


Stuart Nadler
Books are reflections of a writer's preoccupations (January 26, 2015)
Interview of Stuart Nadler by Lara Touitou

Stuart Nadler is a writer and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. In 2012, the National Book Foundation named him a “5 Under 35 Honoree”. Wise Men is his first novel.


Matthew Thomas

Matthew Thomas was born in the Bronx and grew up in Queens. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he has an MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. His New York Times bestselling novel We Are Not Ourselves has been shortlisted for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award.


Sebastian Rotella
Having covered terrorism for years, I’m fascinated by radicalization (December 03, 2014)
Interview of Sebastian Rotella by Bernard Strainchamps

Sebastian Rotella is the author of Triple Crossing. He is a senior reporter for ProPublica, a newsroom dedicated to investigative journalism in the public interest. He covers international security issues. He was a Pulitzer finalist for international reporting in 2006.


Neil White
Manchester has everything a crime writer needs (November 21, 2014)
Interview of Neil White by Bernard Strainchamps

Neil White is a criminal lawyer and a writer. He is based in Manchester.


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.