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  • Cowboy Charming: PW Talks with Rebekah Weatherspoon

    With 'If the Boot Fits' (Dafina, Nov.), Weatherspoon delivers a Black Cinderella romance between struggling screenwriter Amanda and cowboy turned movie star Sam.

  • Big Brother Is Here: PW Talks with Jon Fasman

    In 'We See It All' (PublicAffairs, Oct.), journalist Fasman explores how surveillance technologies imperil civil liberties.

  • Snoop Sisters: PW Talks with Bella Ellis

    Ellis imagines Anne, Emily, and Charlotte Brontë as detectives in 'The Diabolical Bones' (Berkley, Feb.).

  • Cancer Gets Complicated: PW Talks with Kimiko Tobimatsu

    In Tobimatsu’s graphic memoir, 'Kimiko Does Cancer' (Arsenal Pulp, Nov.), the young, queer Asian-Canadian lawyer navigates a breast cancer diagnosis and the “cancer warrior” support group culture.

  • Q & A with Juleah del Rosario

    Juleah del Rosario is an acquisitions librarian at the University of Colorado Boulder, and the author of YA novels '500 Words or Less' and 'Turtle Under Ice.' By day she acquires titles and other materials for students and professors, and by night (and weekends) she writes titles in verse for YA readers. PW spoke with del Rosario about her dual roles as a librarian and an author, the places they intersect and influence each other, and how her love of turtles surfaced in her latest novel.

  • Q & A with Matthew Reinhart

    We spoke with paper engineer Matthew Reinhart about his first series of pop-ups for preschoolers, Pop Magic.

  • Urban, Disturbing Magical Realism: PW Talks with Ernesto Quiñonez

    It is said that reality often surpasses fiction, but they are deeply intertwined in 'Taína,' Cornell University associate professor Quiñonez's coming-of-age novel that examines the forced sterilization of women in Puerto Rico that took place in both the 1930s and the 1970s.

  • Still Here, Still Queer: PW Talks with Francesca Ekwuyasi

    Ekwuyasi’s 'Butter Honey Pig Bread' (Arsenal Pulp, Dec.) explores a cursed mother’s complicated relationship with her daughters, as well as the lives of queer Nigerians.

  • Crime in the Countryside: PW Talks with Kjell Eriksson

    In Eriksson’s 'The Night of Fire' (Minotaur, Nov.), retired Swedish police inspector Ann Lindell probes a fatal arson.

  • Four Questions for Tom Lichtenheld

    We spoke with Tom Lichtenheld about 'Moo-Moo, I Love You!,' his final book with friend Amy Krouse Rosenthal, which he completed after she died in 2017.

  • Q & A with Amy Timberlake

    Newbery Honor author Amy Timberlake introduces a pair of unlikely animal roommates in her latest book, 'Skunk and Badger,' a middle-grade novel illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen.

  • Q & A with Corinne Duyvis

    Corinne Duyvis spoke with us about her new YA novel, 'The Art of Saving the World,' LGBTQIA+ representation, and the impact of the #OwnVoices hashtag that she coined five years ago.

  • Trailblazing, Warts and All: PW Talks with Janice P. Nimura

    Nimura chronicles the lives of medical pioneers Emily and Elizabeth Blackwell in 'The Doctors Blackwell' (Norton, Oct.)

  • In Conversation: Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney

    We asked husband-and-wife collaborators Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney to interview each other about their latest book, 'Loretta Little Looks Back: Three Voices Go Tell It,' the cross-generational story of a Black family.

  • In the Presence of History: PW talks with P. Djèlí Clark

    Though the KKK members of ‘Ring Shout’ are literal demons, Clark notes, ‘the actual Klan doesn’t need to be composed of otherworldly creatures to be inhuman.’

  • Reclaiming the Subversive: PW talks with Alix E. Harrow

    In ‘The Once and Future Witches,’ Harrow deploys fairy tales and feminist thought to show why witches might just be the heroes modern times demand.

  • Significant Self: PW Talks with Melissa Croce

    Croce delivers a witty guide to living romantically unattached in 'Single and Forced to Mingle' (Atria, Dec.).

  • Taking It to the Limit: PW Talks with Becky Cooper

    In 'We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence' (Grand Central, Nov.), Cooper delves into the 1969 murder of Harvard student Jane Britton, which was finally solved in 2018.

  • Evolution of a Suffragette: PW Talks with Rachel Holmes

    In 'Sylvia Pankhurst: Natural Born Rebel' (Bloomsbury, Dec.), historian Holmes details the life of the British activist.

  • Little Garden of Horrors: PW Talks with James Brogden

    A woman with early-onset dementia discovers her neighbors are cannibalistic cultists while tending her garden in Brogden’s 'Bone Harvest' (Titan, Nov.).

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