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Héctor Tobar

Héctor Tobar is a novelist and a weekly columnist for the Los Angeles Times. The Barbarian Nurseries is a novel with a strong topic, well portrayed characters, a singular writing, and avoids a black and white vision of reality.


Dianne Warren

Dianne Warren is a Canadian dramatist and short story writer. Her first novel, Cool Water, was published in 2010 in Canada. It was released in the US in 2012 under the title Juliet in August. The novel won the Governor General’s Award in the bio on the site for American readers.


Gillian Flynn
I think any writer needs to have a good sense of empathy (July 23, 2012)
Interview of Gillian Flynn by Bernard Strainchamps

Interview of Gillian Flynn about her critically acclaimed third novel Gone Girl.


Simon Mawer
Artists who have no science are severely limited (May 31, 2012)
Interview of Simon Mawer by Bernard Strainchamps

Brimming with barely contained passion and cruelty, the precision of science, the wild variance of lust, the catharsis of confession, and the fear of failure – the Glass Room contains it all.


David Whitehouse
People are fascinated by the human body and the extremes it can reach (April 24, 2012)
Interview of David Whitehouse by Lara Touitou

David Whitehouse is a journalist. He notably wrote for the Guardian, the Sunday Times and The Independent. His first novel, Bed, was translated in several languages and was published at Scribner.


Peter Doggett
The Beatles' story has become something like a classic children's fairy-tale (April 17, 2012)
Interview of Peter Doggett by Lara Touitou

Peter Doggett has been writing about popular music, the entertainment industry and social and cultural history since 1980, and is a regular contributor to Mojo, Q and GQ.


Harlan Coben
I want the reader to stay up all night (March 09, 2012)
Interview of Harlan Coben by Bernard Strainchamps

The Myron Bolitar series may indeed be over – but probably not. Harlan Coben is telling.


Ken Bruen
Religion is for those who fear hell, spirituality is for those who've been (October 31, 2011)
Interview of Ken Bruen by Bernard Strainchamps

Ammunition defies fiction and mystery novels clichés. It’s strong stuff, but it’s not cynical. It’s essential.


John Burdett
It's always the same: I write about cities I've fallen in love with (December 21, 2010)
Interview of John Burdett by Bernard Strainchamps

Interview of John Burdett doesn’t want to leave the reader unsettled, he writes for people who are already unsettled.


Iain Levison
American morality is very random, and is largely for show (October 11, 2009)
Interview of Iain Levison by Bernard Strainchamps

With humor and tenderness, Iain Levison masters in the staging of outcasts. There is a Levison tone, a voice that finds echos in the latest news, which makes it easy to get attached to those injured people to whom life is often giving a hard time.