Posted on September 6, 2023 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
It's all about author interviews today on the reader newswire.
Both of the ones on NPR involve writers talking about their actual lives intersecting with their writing.
R.F. Kuang spoke with Mary Louise Kelly about diversity (or the lack thereof) and issues with cultural appropriation in publishing, one key theme of her recent novel, Yellowface.
And Alice Carriere talked to Ailsa Chang about what prompted her to write a memoir and the aftereffects of doing so, in the interview about said memoir, Everything/Nothing/Someone.
Meanwhile, at the Guardian, the two pieces that caught my eye were from authors picking up work that others had left behind.
Karin Smirnoff, author of The Girl in the Eagle’s Talons, is the first woman to write a Lisbeth Salander novel; she spoke with Ella Creamer about what she hoped to accomplish in this installment of (and future installments of) the Millennium series.
And Pete Chapman discussed, in his own words, how he helped his husband, Christopher Fowler, finish the memoir Word Monkey as he died of cancer — and how Chapman went about helping publish it.
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