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  • Picking the Right Profession: PW Talks with William Wells

    Jack Starkey, a Chicago cop who has retired to Florida, is the inspiration for a fictional cop, Jack Stoney, in William Wells’s "Detective Fiction."

  • Four Questions for Lauren A. Mills

    In 'Minna's Patchwork Coat,' an illustrated middle-grade novel out this month, Lauren A. Mills delves deeper into the life of Minna, the Appalachian girl introduced her 1991 picture book, 'The Rag Coat.'

  • How Not to Cheat At a Mystery Plot: PW Talks with Belinda Bauer

    Bauer discusses plotting, planting surprises, and how gardening affected the writing of her mystery novel, "The Shut Eye."

  • The Art of the Con: PW Talks with Samantha Hunt

    Hunt’s fascinating third novel, "Mr. Splitfoot," begins with two teens from the Love of Christ foster home staging a lucrative con channeling a spirit they name Mr. Splitfoot.

  • Q & A with Martine Leavitt

    Mental illness, the meaning of reality, and the saving power of love are just some of the themes that Martine Leavitt explores in her most recent novel, 'Calvin.'

  • Writing Under the Death Squad: Joe Gannon

    Novelist Gannon draws on his experiences as a freelance journalist in Nicaragua during the Sandinista Revolution for The Last Dawn, his second mystery featuring former Sandinista guerrilla Ajax Montoya.

  • Q & A with Pat Zietlow Miller

    Pat Zietlow Miller's third picture book, 'Sharing the Bread: An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Story,' illustrated by Jim McElmurry, was published by Schwartz & Wade in September.

  • Four Questions for...'Waterman' Author David Davis

    Nearly 50 years after his death Olympic swimmer Duke Kahanamoku, who broke the color barrier, is having a resurgence. Davis, the author of a new book about the famous Hawaiian, tells us why.

  • Four Questions for…Juman Malouf

    Set and costume designer Juman Malouf's debut title for middle-graders, 'The Trilogy of Two,' features 12-year-old twins Sonja and Charlotte, raised in the circus, who discover they have magical powers.

  • Q & A with Joelle Charbonneau

    For her latest thriller, opera singer-turned-YA novelist Joelle Charbonneau has crafted a contemporary social media nightmare.

  • Not a Flesh-and-Blood James Bond: PW Talks with Fergus Fleming

    Fergus Fleming, the nephew of the late Ian Fleming, discusses editing "The Man with the Golden Typewriter," a collection of his uncle’s correspondence about the creation of one of fiction’s most famous characters—James Bond.

  • PW Talks with Isabel Allende

    Isabel Allende is one of the world’s bestselling Spanish-language authors; her works have been translated into 35 languages and have sold more than 65 million copies.

  • A Dark, Unshining Moment: PW Talks with Jonathan Holt

    British author Holt explores the repercussions of U.S. interference in Italy’s internal affairs in "The Absolution," the conclusion of his Carnivia trilogy.

  • Polite Disagreement: PW Talks with Peggy Noonan

    "The Time of Our Lives" collects 83 columns and other articles written since 1981 by Noonan, a Wall Street Journal columnist and former White House speechwriter.

  • Four Questions for...'Room' Author Emma Donoghue

    That the Irish-Canadian author penned the screenplay for the new feature film adaptation of her 2010 bestseller 'Room' is no fluke. It's a credit that, in some ways, she's been chasing for roughly two decades.

  • Q & A with Anna Bond

    For the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's classic 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,' Puffin approached designer and illustrator Anna Bond to give the curiouser and curiouser book a full overhaul, complete with full-color spot illustrations.

  • Amanda Peet: All She Wants for Hanukkah Is Christmas

    'Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein,' co-written by Amanda Peet and Andrea Troyer and illustrated by Christine Davenier, grew out of Peet's trouble explaining a Christmas-free existence to her kids.

  • Authors on the Air October 19, 2015: Caleb Kaltenbach

  • Deadly Secrets in San Francisco: PW Talks with Susan Cox

    Cox’s first novel, "The Man on the Washing Machine," won the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award.

  • Authors on the Air October 16, 2015: H. G. ‘Buzz’ Bissinger

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