Insights from authors take us beyond just a glimpse into the writing process, they shed light on the human condition, often in places we can only visit through the written word. We have carefully culled the cream of the crop to present the year's Top 10 Best Author Interviews (in no particular order.) You'll find plenty of food for thought.


Alix Christie
Author Interview
Alix Christie, herself a printer, discusses Gutenberg's Apprentice, which reveals the true collaboration behind Gutenberg's legendary Bibles.


Interview Gutenberg's Apprentice



Nayomi Munaweera
Author Interview
Nayomi Munaweera answers questions about her debut novel Island of a Thousand Mirrors, set during the Sri Lankan civil war


Interview Island of a Thousand Mirrors



Conrad Wesselhoeft
Author Interview
An interview with Conrad Wesselhoeft, author of Dirt Bikes, Drones and Other Ways to Fly, about seventeen year-old dirt-bike-riding daredevil Arlo Santiago who catches the eye of the U.S. military with his first-place ranking on a video game featuring drone warfare.

Interview Dirt Bikes, Drones and Other Ways to Fly



Susan Jane Gilman
Author Interview
Susan Gilman introduces her book The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street and provides fun facts on the history of ice cream

Interview The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street



Thomas Goetz
Author Interview
Thomas Goetz, author of The Remedy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Quest to Cure Tuberculosis discusses Germ Theory, science, and the impact of technology on society.


Interview The Remedy



Darragh McKeon
Author Interview
Darragh McKeon discusses his novel, All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, a gripping end-of-empire novel charting the collapse of the Soviet Union through the focalpoint of the Chernobyl disaster.


Interview All That is Solid Melts Into Air



Neil Swidey
Author Interview
Neil Swidey discusses Trapped Under the Sea: One Engineering Marvel, Five Men, and a Disaster Ten Miles Into the Darkness. Suspenseful yet humane, Trapped Under the Sea reminds us that behind every bridge, highway, and tunnel - behind the infrastructure that makes modern life possible-- - ies unsung bravery and extraordinary sacrifice.


Interview Trapped Under The Sea



Scott Stossel
Author Interview
A Q&A with Scott Stossel, author of My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread and the Search for Peace of Mind, A riveting, revelatory, and moving account of the author's struggles with anxiety, and of the history of efforts by scientists, philosophers, and writers to understand the condition.


Interview My Age of Anxiety



Molly Antopol
Author Interview
A Q&A with Molly Antopol, author of The UnAmericans, a collection of stories that move from McCarthy-era America to modern-day Israel to communist Europe and back again.


Interview The Unamericans



Sue Monk Kidd
Author Interview
In discussing The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd talks about the concept of urban slavery and how relevant the aphorism "write what you know" truly is.


Interview The Invention of Wings


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