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  • Four Questions for...Author Shawn Lawrence Otto

    We talked to the author--and sometime screenwriter (he wrote the film adaptation of 'House of Sand and Fog')--about his new novel, managing his wife's campaign (she was just re-elected Minnesota state auditor), and the American Dream.

  • Leopards, Bush Guides, and ‘Die Again’: Tess Gerritsen

    Don’t get out of the jeep.” That’s the first thing my husband and I were told when we arrived at our safari lodge in Sabi Sands, South Africa.

  • Ordinary People Doing Terrible Things: PW Talks with Ausma Zehanat Khan

    In her first novel, "The Unquiet Dead," Khan, a British-born Canadian with a doctorate in international human rights law, revisits the atrocities in the Balkans through the lens of an investigation by Toronto police detectives.

  • Q & A with Robin LaFevers

    'Mortal Heart' is the final book in the Robin LaFevers's His Fair Assassin trilogy, which centers on the mysterious convent of St. Mortain in a gritty, carefully detailed alternate 15th-century Brittany.

  • The Creatures Known as Human Beings: PW Talks with Kazuaki Takano

    In Japanese author Takano’s "Genocide of One," a new life form threatens humankind.

  • Q & A with Chris Van Allsburg

    Chris Van Allsburg's archly titled new picture book, 'The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie,' takes a close-up, unusual look at a domesticated hamster's trials and tribulations.

  • Why Are Novelists Obsessed with Music? Emma Hooper

    Hooper’s debut novel, "Etta and Otto and Russell and James," is about an elderly woman who embarks on a long spiritual journey by foot. Here, Hooper discusses the role of music for novelists.

  • Q & A with Ann M. Martin

    'Rain Reign,' by Newbery Honor author Ann M. Martin, centers on Rose, a fifth grader with high-functioning autism, who takes solace in her bond with Rain, a stray dog found by her mechanic father.

  • Welcome to the Anthropocene: Gaia Vince

    In "Adventures in the Anthropocene: A Journey into the Heart of the Planet We Made," Vince travels the world, documenting the irrevocable effects of climate change, urbanization, industrialization, and rampant greed.

  • How I Wrote from the Villain’s POV: Phil Hogan

    Hogan’s "A Pleasure and a Calling" introduces readers to William Heming, destined to become one of literature’s most diabolical bad guys; he’s a real estate agent in a quaint English village who likes to keep the keys to the houses he sells.

  • A Regular Mormon Woman: PW Talks with Mette Ivie Harrison

    YA author Harrison’s first adult novel, "The Bishop’s Wife," introduces Linda Wallheim, a Mormon wife and mother who uncovers serious crime in her community.

  • Video: Eula Biss's 'On Immunity'

    Eula Biss sat down with us at BookExpo America 2014 to talk about her newest book 'On Immunity.' Topics include our symbiotic relationship with germs, collective disease fighting through genetic diversity, mothers, Greek mythology, and her interest in writing about vampires.

  • Q & A with Bob Shea and Lane Smith

    The hero of Bob Shea and Lane Smith's latest picture book, 'Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads,' rides (very slowly) into a town plagued by a trio of terrible criminals.

  • Video: Jennifer Weiner's 'All Fall Down'

    Jennifer Weiner sat down with PW at BookExpo America 2014 to talk about her latest book 'All Fall Down' as well as writing humor into heavy material and her philosophy on blurbing.

  • Video: Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella's 'Have a Nice Guilt Trip'

    Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella talk about their mother/daughter tell-all 'Have a Nice Guilt Trip'

  • Creativity Enabler: PW Talks with Carrie Bloomston

    Carrie Bloomston is a fabric designer living in Phoenix.

  • Q & A with Eugene Yelchin

    Eugene Yelchin's new book, 'Arcady's Goal,' is inspired by his father, a talented soccer player and coach during Stalin's reign.

  • How I Got Dirty: Marilyn Johnson

    With "Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble," former Esquire editor Johnson writes a lively love letter to the dedicated individuals who literally dig into the past.

  • Video: Chelsea Cain's 'One Kick'

    Chelsea Cain's 'One Kick' tells the story of Kick Lannigan who survived being abducted when she was six-years-old.

  • Henry David Thoreau: Master Detective? PW Talks with B.B. Oak

    B.B. Oak (the husband-and-wife team of Ben and Beth Oak) showcases the transcendentalist philosopher’s crime-solving skills in "Thoreau on Wolf Hill," the second book in the series.

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