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Maggie O'Farrell
I've always been interested in people who exit from their lives (February 04, 2014)
Interview of Maggie O'Farrell by Lara Touitou

Maggie O’Farrell was born in Northern Ireland and grew up in Wales and in Scotland. She won the Costa Book Award for Best Novel in 2010 for her novel The Hand That First Held Mine. Her sixth novel, Instructions for a Heatwave, was nominated for the 2013 Costa Book Award.

Eva Rice
In the early 1960s, no one wanted anything "old", they all wanted modern (January 29, 2014)
Interview of Eva Rice by Bernard Strainchamps

Eva Rice has written three novels and one non-fiction book. She lives in London.

Kerry Hudson
Depicting life on Britain's poorer streets was a very conscious decision (January 28, 2014)
Interview of Kerry Hudson by Lara Touitou

Kerry Hudson was born in Aberdeen. Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-cream Float Before He Stole My Ma is her first novel and was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book award.

Samantha Ellis

Samantha Ellis is a playwright. In How To Be A Heroine, she examines the influence of her favourite literary heroines on her own life.

Simon Rich
When your ex-girlfriend dates someone new, it can feel like she's dating Hitler (January 22, 2014)
Interview of Simon Rich by Lara Touitou

Simon Rich writes novels, short stories and has written for the long-running TV show Saturday Night Live. His latest collection The Last Girlfriend on Earth deals with love, relationships and aliens.

Alexander Maksik
I was always interested in the stories of people who set out to recreate their lives (January 13, 2014)
Interview of Alexander Maksik by Lara Touitou

Alexander Maksik is a writer. His work has notably appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s Magazine and The New York Times Magazine. A Marker to Measure Drift is his second novel.

Jussi Adler-Olsen
To me it is all about finding my own way (January 10, 2014)
Interview of Jussi Adler-Olsen by Bernard Strainchamps

Jussi Adler-Olsen is a Danish crime author. The Purity of Vengeance is the fourth novel in the Department Q series.

Jennifer DuBois
I wanted to explore Russian political realities (January 06, 2014)
Interview of Jennifer DuBois by Lara Touitou

Jennifer DuBois lives in Texas and A Partial History of Lost Causes is her first novel. It won numerous prizes and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction.

Robert Littell
We are always aware of what we have gained from modern innovations but we never stop to think what we have lost (November 18, 2013)
Interview of Robert Littell by Bernard Strainchamps

Robert Littell has been awarded both the Gold Dagger and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for his fiction. His novel The Company was a New York Times bestseller and was adapted into a television miniseries. A Nasty Piece of Work is his 17th novel.

Will Schwalbe
Literature starts with an act of sharing (November 07, 2013)
Interview of Will Schwalbe by Lara Touitou

The End of Your Life Book Club is the story of Will Schwalbe and his mother Mary Anne Schwalbe after she was diagnosed with cancer. Their mutual love for books and reading is at the heart of this personal journey through life and literature.

David Vann
I write Greek tragedy told through a wild western landscape (October 04, 2013)
Interview of David Vann by Lara Touitou

David Vann was born in the Aleutian Islands and spent his childhood in Ketchikan, Alaska. He is the author of the international bestseller Legend of a Suicide, which has been translated into eighteen languages and won several prizes including the Prix Médicis Étranger, Caribou Island and Dirt.

Liad Shoham
I wanted to expose the reader to the “behind the scenes” of the law enforcement system (September 17, 2013)
Interview of Liad Shoham by Bernard Strainchamps

Liad Shoham is an Israeli writer and attorney. His books are realistic depictions of Israel’s criminal justice system, as the police and the courts themselves are reflections of the country’s society.

Ruth Ozeki

Ruth Ozeki is a novelist, filmmaker and Zen Buddhist priest. A Tale for the Time Being is her third novel.

Karl Taro Greenfeld
Isn't there greed, envy and pride in every community, rich or poor, American or French, black or white? (September 01, 2013)
Interview of Karl Taro Greenfeld by Lara Touitou

Karl Taro Greenfeld is a journalist and author. Triburbia is his first novel, in which he depicts the Tribeca microcosm through portraits of various and colorful characters.

Ivy Pochoda

Ivy Pochoda grew up in Brooklyn, New York in a house filled with books. She is the author of the novel The Art of Disappearing, which was published in 2009 by St. Martin’s Press. Visitation Street is her second novel.

Patrick Flanery
It is difficult and dangerous to generalize about population groups when talking about apartheid (July 17, 2013)
Interview of Patrick Flanery by Bernard Strainchamps

Patrick Flanery was born in California and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He has written for the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, the Times Literary Supplement, and the Daily Telegraph. His first novel, Absolution, was published in 2012.

Caryl Férey
Mapuche people were ghosts until the end of the 90's (July 02, 2013)
Interview of Caryl Férey by Bernard Strainchamps, translated by Lara Touitou

Caryl Férey’s novel Utu won the Sang d’Encre, Michael Lebrun, and SNCF Crime Fiction Prizes. Zulu was the winner of the Nouvel Obs Crime Fiction and Quais du Polar Readers Prizes. In 2008, it was awarded the French Grand Prix for Best Crime Novel. He lives in France.

Peter Heller

Peter Heller is an award-winning adventure writer and contributor to NPR, Outside Magazine and Men’s Journal. The Dog Stars is his first novel.

Lauren Beukes

The Shining Girls is a thriller with a time-travel twist, and one of the most exciting reads of this summer. It is the third novel written by South African author Lauren Beukes.

Massimo Carlotto
I want the reading to be contentious (May 23, 2013)
Interview of Massimo Carlotto by Bernard Strainchamps

One of Italy’s most popular authors and a major exponent of the Mediterranean Noir novel, Carlotto has been compared with many of the most important American hardboiled crime writers.
At the End of a Dull Day is the second novel featuring anti-hero Giorgio Pellegrini.