An Exclusive Authorlink Interview With Author David Ebershoff

May 1, 2001 12:00 am By

David Ebershoff is author of The Rose City, a collection of seven short stories about men and boys forging their way in a chaotic world (Viking; Weidenfeld & Nicholson in the UK, May 2001). David also is publishing director for The Modern Library , an imprint of Random House.

An Exclusive Authorlink Interview With Novelist Neal Bowers

April 15, 2001 12:00 am By

Novelist Neal Bowers' latest work, Loose Ends (Random House, Spring 2001), is a darkly funny tale whose style and wit mark the debut of a very special writer. Here he talks candidly to aspiring Authorlink writers about his career as an author published by a major house.

An Exclusive Authorlink Interview With Author Julie Salamon

March 15, 2001 12:00 am By

Julie Salamon is an author, journalist and critic whose books include The Devil's Candy (a national bestseller), The Net of Dreams, White Lies, and The Christmas Tree--a New York Times bestseller. She is now a television critic for The New York Times. Her latest book, Facing the Wind, A True Story of Tragedy and Reconciliation (click to order via, will be released by Random House in April, 2001.

David Ebershoff: What the Classics Teach Writers And Editors Today

December 1, 2000 12:00 am By

The two most important things a writer needs to do to improve his or her craft are to write a lot, and read a lot. Reading the classics is an important step every writer needs to take as he or she refines their skills. It is important to know what precedes him or her as a writer, who has written what. Writers can learn the basics of style and plot and storyline from the classics, even writers whose style is not at all classical.

Wes DeMott: Turning Fact Into Fiction

March 15, 2000 12:00 am By

Wes DeMott, author of the successful political thrillers, VAPORS and WALKING K (both from Admiral House Publishing), answers some key questions about the components of a successful novel based on truth. DeMott, a former FBI Agent and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team member, writes from his own experiences, and enjoys helping fellow writers improve their craft.

Denise Roy, Editor at Simon & Schuster

June 1, 1999 7:23 pm By

My mother, a children's librarian, read to me in the womb, so my relationship with words and books dates back to before I was born. Frances the badger (BREAD AND JAM FOR FRANCES, A BIRTHDAY FOR FRANCES, etc., by Russell and Lillian Hoban) was my favorite.