Interview with Andrea Maria Schenkel

Interview with Andrea Maria Schenkel

(Our editor Andrew Gulli had a chance to speak to bestselling German author Andrea Maria Schenkel who has gained legions of American fans with her offbeat and dark thrillers) TSM: Tell us about your new book, Ice Cold? AMS: It is about a serial killer in Munich in the ’30s. It is no whodunit story—that’s why […]

Interview with Pierre Lemaitre

Interview with Pierre Lemaitre

Interview with Pierre Lemaitre (We had a chance to speak to French novelist Pierre Lemaitre. He was a great interview subject and spoke about his latest novel, his writing style, his admiration for New York and much more.) Q: Can you tell us a little about your novel Camille? A: The Verhoeven trilogy is written […]

Interview with Sara Paretsky

  Interview with Sara Paretsky The Strand Magazine: Sara, what are you working on now? Sara Paretsky: I’m at the very beginning of a new book that will take V.I. into the world of biological warfare. TSM: Who was the inspiration for V.I. Warshawski? SP: I had wanted to create a hard-boiled woman investigator from […]

Robert Olen Butler on Writing

Robert Olen Butler on Writing AFG: Tell us how your experiences in the Vietnam War formed your writing? ROB: In 1969, I was caught up in the pre-lottery draft for the Vietnam War and wound up in the Army, first in military intelligence and then in Army language school learning Vietnamese. I studied the language for […]

Interview with Jussi Adler-Olsen

Interview with Jussi Adler-Olsen

Interview with Jussi Adler-Olsen  (One of Denmark’s most successful authors spoke to us about his latest book–recently his popularity has grown in the United States, thanks in part to his well-researched thrillers, with intricate plots, unforgettable characters, and realistic dialogue) TSM: What can you tell us about the literary tradition of Denmark? JAO The truth about the literary […]

Interview with Chelsea Cain

Interview with Chelsea Cain

Interview with Chelsea Cain TSM: Tell us about One Kick.CC: One Kick is the first book in my new Kick Lannigan thriller series.  Kick was abducted when she was six and rescued five years later.  Now she is twenty-one, infamous because of the case and in possession of a unique skill set.  Her abductor taught […]

Interview with Joyce Carol Oates

Interview with Joyce Carol Oates Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde (a finalist for the National Book Award and […]

Interview with Daniel Levine

Interview with Daniel Levine DANIEL LEVINE studied English Literature and Creative Writing at Brown University and received his MFA in Fiction Writing from the University of Florida. He has taught composition and creative writing at high schools and universities, including the University of Florida, Montclair State University, and Metropolitan State College of Denver. Originally from […]

Interview with John Banville

Interview with John Banville

Interview with John Banville TSM: You are always described as being highly critical of your work. Trying to bring back a giant in crime fiction is not an easy task, and you’ll always deal with those who act as if you’re committing blasphemy when that does happen. With all the great acclaim you’ve received for […]

Interview with Greg Iles

Interview with Greg Iles TSM: First of all, I am so happy that we will see your name appearing on the bestseller lists again. Many of us were very concerned after your car accident. How are you doing?GI: I’m doing very well now. My injuries were extensive, the most serious being a torn aorta and […]