BTW Interviews

    Fall 2013 Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A With Charlie Quimby

    The author of Monument Road, Charlie Quimby, discusses how growing up in Colorado shaped his writing, the joys of visiting indie bookstores, and what he’s working on now, among other topics.

    Spring 2014 Indies Introduce New Voices Q&A With Lindsay Smith

    Lindsay Smith, author of Sekret (Roaring Brook Press), talks about the inspirations for her debut title, Cold War espionage crime thrillers, the importance of YA fiction, and more.

    Fall 2013 Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A With Antoine Laurain

    Antoine Laurain, author of The President’s Hat (Gallic Books), discusses his first novel in English, the joys of visiting bookstores, and judging a book by its cover, among other topics.

    A Q&A With Allie Brosh, Author of November’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

    Allie Brosh, the author and illustrator of Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened (Touchstone), offers insights into her creative process as well as her motivations for sharing her personal stories.

    Indies Introduce Debut Author Q&A With Shahan Mufti

    Shahan Mufti explores his family history and that of the Islamic civilization in Pakistan in his debut title, The Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family and War (Other Press), a featured book in the Fall 2013 Indies Introduce promotion, underway now.

    Indies Introduce New Voices Q&A With Peggy Eddleman

    Peggy Eddleman is the author of Sky Jumpers (Random House Books for Young Readers), a post-apocalyptic adventure for Middle Grade readers, which was selected by a panel of children’s booksellers as one of the outstanding debuts of the fall 2013 season. Here, Eddleman talks about the inspiration for her debut novel, the importance of books to her childhood, and more.

    A Q&A with Graeme Simsion, Author of October’s #1 Indie Next List Pick, The Rosie Project

    Booksellers are singing praises for Graeme Simsion’s debut novel, The Rosie Project, their top pick for the October 2013 Indie Next List. Here, Simsion talks about the winding path that led to him to The Rosie Project and what booksellers can expect from him next.

    Simsion recently spoke to Bookselling This Week about the winding path that led to him to The Rosie Project and what booksellers can expect from him next. - See more at: http://www.bookweb.org/news/qa-graeme-simsion-author-october%E2%80%99s-1...
    Simsion recently spoke to Bookselling This Week about the winding path that led to him to The Rosie Project and what booksellers can expect from him next. - See more at: http://www.bookweb.org/news/qa-graeme-simsion-author-october%E2%80%99s-1...

    A Q&A With Hannah Kent, Author of September’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

    Booksellers have praised Hannah Kent’s debut novel, Burial Rites (Little, Brown), for its evocative imagery, attention to detail, and lyrical prose. Here, Kent talks about the inspiration for her impressive first novel, the process of writing and researching, and the line between fact and fiction.

    Boris Kachka, Author of August’s #1 Indie List Next Pick, on Hothouse

    Author Boris Kachka talks about Hothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America’s Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, which holds the top spot on this month’s Indie Next List.

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