Interviews

Jodi Picoult Talks About Cracking the Glass Ceiling to The New York Times Bestseller List

June 15, 2004 12:00 am By

In her 11th novel, My Sister's Keeper, New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult tells the heartbreaking story of what happens when a mother and father decide to create a child for the purpose of saving the life of another sick and dying sibling. Jodi explores the ethical, moral, and emotional fallout involved in genetic planning, and examines what it means to be a good mother, father, sister and a good person.

Michael Feiner Writes on The “Feiner” Points of Leadership

June 1, 2004 12:00 am By

Michael Feiner, a former Fortune 500 executive turned professor at Columbia Business School, has developed a different set of laws for managing a successful business. In his book, The Feiner Points of Leadership, the author presents 50 leadership laws covering the more emotional, human side of effective management—areas usually neglected in business books.

Laurie Lynn Drummond: Anything You Say Can and Will Be Used Against You

May 15, 2004 12:00 am By

Laurie Lynn Drummond spent eight years as a uniformed police officer for the Baton Rouge Police Department, until a fateful on-the-job auto accident flipped the course of her life forever. In her superb debut book about female police officers, Laurie tells the gritty, brutal truth about her work, while capturing the courage, compassion, fears, and vulnerability of five women whose ten stories take one's breath away as they face the shimmering images of death and brutality.

Lisa Tucker: “Play Your Heart. That’s What You’re Really After.”

May 1, 2004 12:00 am By

Lisa Tucker is the author of the intoxicating book, SHOUT DOWN THE MOON (Downtown Press/Pocket/Simon & Schuster, April 2004) In her second work (following her acclaimed debut novel, The Song Reader), Lisa offers a mesmerizing story of a young woman whose past threatens to destroy the life she has created for herself and her young son.

Laurie Fox’sThe Lost Girls: A Love Letter to the Imagination

February 1, 2004 12:00 am By

​Laurie Fox calls her newest book, "a love letter to the imagination." And rightly so. THE LOST GIRLS is a brilliantly-written novel about the borderland of reality and fantasy. After her bestselling debut work, MY SISTER FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, Laurie Fox returns with a magical new story which plays on the themes of J.M. Barrie's beloved fairytale, PETER PAN.

Frank Corsaro Publishes First Novel, Kunma, at Age 70

January 1, 2004 12:00 am By

Throughout his long and successful creative career, Frank Corsaro has served as a stage director, and as artisitc director for both the Juilliard Opera Center and the Actor's Studio in New York City. But at age 70, he has once again reinvented himself-—this time as a debut novelist. In the summer of 2003, his book, KUNMA, at last was released by Tom Doherty Associates, an imprint of St.Martin's Press.

A Talk With DBC Pierre, Creator of Vernon God Little

December 15, 2003 12:00 am By

Australian-born author DBC Pierre, whose real name is Peter Finlay, won the 2003 Man Booker Prize for Fiction in October. He will earn £50,000 ($80,000) with a satirical tale of contemporary America, titled Vernon God Little, published by Faber & Faber.

Jed Donahue Discusses the Rebirth of Conservative Publishing in New York

November 15, 2003 12:00 am By

The New York publishing industry--cleaving mostly to the political left for decades--is at last striving to create a more balanced literary landscape. Two major publishers, Crown (Random House) and Penguin Putnam each recently launched new conservative socioeconomic and political lines, reflecting (or perhaps cashing in on) the changing mood of the country under a Republican President, a GOP majority in the House, Senate, and among U.S.governors.