Acclaimed author David Corbett talks with Authorlink's Doris Booth about his latest novel, DO THEY KNOW I'M RUNNING. He provides a passionate look at the impact of immigration on individual lives and of life without loyalties, and the borders within ourselves. He also discusses a writer's obligation to tell the truth, and talks about how he structures his powerful novels of suspense.
Debbie Macomber, New York Times Bestselling author and a leading voices in women's fiction, talks about her latest book, One Simple Act, Discovering the Power of Generosity, what motivated her to write the non-fiction book, and the life-changing events that lead her to become a highly successful author, with more than 100 million books in print.
Aside from talking about the book, Nick and Mitch shoot a few sports questions at each other, take a few shots in a video soccer game, and go head-to-head in the one competition that no American could ever lose to a Brit. (Right?)
Philippa Gregory, "the queen of royal fiction" (USA Today) presents the first of a new series set amid the deadly feuds of England known as the Wars of the Roses.
David Ebershoff, editor-at-large for Random House, has been on summer tour for the paperback release of his own acclaimed novel, The 19th Wife (Random House, June 2009) The tour resumes in October and November. Here's a behind-the-scenes video look at what inspired the book.
Emma Caldridge, a chemist for a cosmetics company, is en route from Miami to Bogotá when her plane is hijacked and spins out of control into the mountains near the Venezuelan border. Thrown unhurt from the wreckage, she can do nothing but watch as guerrillas take the other passengers hostage.
Christopher Moore, author of Fool (William Morrow HarperCollins, 2009), talks about his latest book and the difficulties in writing the retelling of Shakespeare's King Lear from the point of the view of Pocket, the fool.
Colson Whitehead's newest novel, Sag Harbor, will be released from Random House in late April. He was born in New York City. His first novel, The Intuitionist, won the QPB New Voices Award and was an Ernest Hemingway/PEN Award finalist. His second novel, John Henry Days, was a Pulitzer Prize Finalist, a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist and a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. He is also the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award. Whitehead lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Google, authors and publishers recently entered into a settlement agreement in The Authors Guild et al. v. Google Inc., a class action lawsuit brought against Google in connection with its use of copyrighted books in its Book Search feature, and in The McGraw-Hill Companies et al. v. Google Inc., a separate lawsuit by publishers. The settlement, if approved by the court, purportedly will provide new opportunities for authors and publishers to market their works.
An epic Chinese novel WOLF TOTEM not only taps into our longstanding fascination with the lupine world; it also plays to the more contemporary sense that something precious is being lost as civilization encroaches on wild lands A bracing political fable.