Edna O'Brien: Interview

Last month novelist Edna O’Brien was elected a Saoi in her native Ireland, alongside William Trevor; the honour means “wise one”, comes with a gold torc and has been previously held by such luminaries as Samuel Beckett and Seamus Heaney. There are only seven Saoithe at any one time. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Edna O’Brien wins David Cohen Prize for 'moving mountains both politically and lyrically'

Eighty-eight-year-old Irish author Edna O’Brien has won the £40,000 David Cohen Prize for Literature for having “broken down social and sexual barriers for women in Ireland and beyond and moved mountains both politically and lyrically through her writing”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Age shall not weary them: Diana Athill, 97, and Edna O'Brien, 84, are stars of London book fair

Athill will publish Alive, Alive Oh! next year, it is revealed, while O’Brien has a new novel about love on the wayDiana Athill published her previous memoir, a Costa award-winning, and bestselling, reflection on ageing and death, at the age of 90. Intending it to be her final book, she called... Continue reading at The Guardian

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The Impossible Exercise of Interviewing Leonora Carrington

Heidi Sopinka’s debut novel The Dictionary of Animal Languages is the deceptively gentle tale of the aging artist Ivory Frame, whose character and life are based, both loosely and closely, in alternation, on Leonora Carrington. In fact, Sopinka was struggling to write the book—struggling to get... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Silicon Valley Hustling: An Interview with Anna Wiener

Wiener’s memoir “Uncanny Valley” maps her coming-of-age during the Valley’s 2010s rush, and the industry’s own loss of innocence. Continue reading at The Paris Review

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Interview With Beth O’Leary, Author of WHSmith 2019 Fiction Book of the Year

Congratulations to Beth O'Leary! Her debut novel The Flatshare was recently announced as 2019 Fiction Book of the Year by the British retailer WHSmith—an honor previously bestowed on books such as Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman and The Girl on the Train by Paula... Continue reading at Writer's Digest

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“Either Hyper-Visible or Invisible”: An Interview with Jaquira Díaz

JAQUIRA DÍAZ’S FIRST BOOK — the memoir Ordinary Girls, published by Algonquin Books on October 29 — lyrically chronicles a childhood and early adulthood marked by pain and chaos but also by joy and celebration. Díaz grew up, first, in one of Puerto Rico’s roughest neighborhoods and then amid... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

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An Interview With Rena Barron, Author Of KINGDOM OF SOULS

We chatted with Rena Barron about her debut novel KINGDOM OF SOULS, the process of writing it, the story and the excitement behind it. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Ghosts Are Always There: An Interview with Téa Obreht on “Inland”

TÉA OBREHT’S MESMERIZING DEBUT, The Tiger’s Wife, won the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction and was a National Book Award finalist. Her writing has been called spectacular and astonishing, and I couldn’t say it better myself. When I had the opportunity to read an early copy of her latest, I jumped... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

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O'Brien, Barry and O'Connor compete in An Post Irish Book Awards

Edna O'Brien's Girl (Faber), Kevin Barry's Night Boat to Tangier (Canongate) and Joseph O'Connor's Shadowplay (Harvill Secker) are all in the running for Novel of the Year at the An Post Irish Book Awards. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Philip Jones to interview Libro.fm's Mark Pearson at FBF

Editor of The Bookseller Philip Jones will interview former indie publisher turned audiobook pioneer Mark Pearson at the Frankfurt Book Fair, ahead of the announcement of the shortlists for this year’s FutureBook Awards. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Building The Yellow House: An Interview With National Book Award Finalist Sarah M. Broom

The National Book Award finalist answers 10 questions about her debut memoir The Yellow House. The post Building The Yellow House: An Interview With National Book Award Finalist Sarah M. Broom by Cassandra Lipp appeared first on Writer's Digest. Continue reading at Writer's Digest

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We’re in a Rough Place in History Right Now: The Millions Interviews Carmen Maria Machado

The award-winning author of ‘Her Body and Other Parties’ on writing fiction for today, the tyranny of genre, and reading outside of our comfort zones. The post We’re in a Rough Place in History Right Now: The Millions Interviews Carmen Maria Machado appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

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Katie Espiner to be interviewed at FutureBook Live 2019

Orion m.d. Katie Espiner is the latest keynote speaker to be announced for FutureBook Live 2019; she will reflect on her four years at the Hachette-owned publishing business, as well as what it means to be one of the highest profile female leaders in the book sector. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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You’re on Your Way: An Interview with Jamie Mason

IF YOU ASK a group of crime novelists to list the most exciting stylists working today, Jamie Mason’s name is bound to come up. In many thrillers, the language is workmanlike — plain, even. The suspense is the point; the sentences are the delivery system. In Jamie’s books, however, the words... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

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Interview: 2019 Star Watch Superstar Jennifer Baker of ‘Minorities in Publishing’

New York City-based Jennifer Baker, as the PW Star Watch program's 2019 Superstar, prepares for Frankfurter Buchmesse as  your text here. The post Interview: 2019 Star Watch Superstar Jennifer Baker of ‘Minorities in Publishing’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Interview With Terry Blas and Claudia Aguirre of Hotel Dare

We chatted with Terry Blas and Claudia Aguirre, the team behind HOTEL DARE, a fantasy graphic novel about hotels that hide doorways to magical worlds. Continue reading at Book Riot

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TECHNICALLY YOU STARTED IT: An Interview With Author Lana Wood Johnson

Debut author Lana Wood Johnson's TECHNICALLY YOU STARTED IT is your fav new YA beach read. Get the deets from the author! Continue reading at Book Riot

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Nicola Sturgeon to interview Ian Rankin at Bloody Scotland

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will take to the stage with Ian Rankin to interview the author at Bloody Scotland next month.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Magic in the Mundane: The Millions Interviews Kimberly King Parsons

A good, long talk with the ‘Black Light’ debut author about bodies, secrets, the patriarchy, escaping it, revision, Amy Hempel, and more. The post Magic in the Mundane: The Millions Interviews Kimberly King Parsons appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

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