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  • In Conversation: Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

    We asked co-authors Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam, a member of the Exonerated Five, to interview each other about their new YA novel, 'Punching the Air,' and fighting institutional racism.

  • Q & A with Garth Nix

    For his latest novel, 'The Left-Handed Booksellers of London,' Garth Nix channels his earlier life in the book trade.

  • Four Questions for Bill Konigsberg

    Bill Konigsberg spoke with us about his new YA novel, 'The Bridge,' and teen suicide prevention.

  • Q & A with Phil Bildner

    Phil Bildner spoke with us about how he went from teaching kids to writing books for them, and about the inspiration for his latest novel, 'A High Five for Glenn Burke.'

  • Just Like Bibi Used to Make: PW Talks with Hawa Hassan

    With ‘In Bibi’s Kitchen’ (Ten Speed, Oct.), Somali-born home cook Hassan shares the stories and recipes of grandmothers from eight African countries.

  • Things to Come: PW Talks with Julie Shah and Laura Major

    Shah and Major look into the near and less-near future of human-robot cooperation in 'What to Expect When You’re Expecting Robots' (Basic, Oct.).

  • A Dangerous Book: PW Talks with Emily M. Danforth

    Danforth follows 2012’s 'The Miseducation of Cameron Post' with 'Plain, Bad Heroine' (Morrow, Oct.), a paean to queer romance, metafiction, and gothic horror.

  • Subverting Stereotypes: PW Talks with Stephen Spotswood

    Spotswood’s debut and series launch, 'Fortune Favors the Dead' (Doubleday, Oct.), introduces a pair of female private investigators in 1945 Manhattan.

  • Four Questions for Dave Horowitz

    Juggling careers as a paramedic as well as an author and illustrator of more than a dozen picture books, Dave Horowitz drew from both vocations to create his new picture book, 'Emergency Monster Squad.'

  • Q & A with Lev Grossman

    We spoke with Lev Grossman, author of the bestselling Magicians trilogy for adults, about his first book for a middle grade audience, 'The Silver Arrow.'

  • Pay Attention: PW Talks with James M. Lang

    In 'Distracted' (Basic, Oct.), educator Lang examines why students lose focus and what teachers can do to get it back.

  • Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: PW Talks with Stuart Turton

    Murder disrupts a 17th-century East India Trading Company voyage in 'Turton’s The Devil and the Dark Water' (Sourcebooks Landmark, Oct.).

  • One Bad Night: PW Talks with Katie Skelly

    In 'Maids' (Fantagraphics, Oct.), Skelly reimagines a notorious 1930s crime scandal where two French sisters working in service murdered their employer’s family.

  • In Conversation: J.Elle and Denene Millner

    J.Elle's debut fantasy novel, 'Wings of Ebony,' is due from Denene Millner Books in February 2021; the book marks the first YA acquisition for editorial director Denene Millner's eponymous imprint at S&S.

  • Four Questions for Amanda McCrina

    We spoke with YA historical fiction writer Amanda McCrina about her new novel, 'Traitor,' and illuminating a lesser-known facet of World War II.

  • Write It Like Disaster: PW Talks with Elisa Gabbert

    The author of 'The Unreality of Memory' on writing a book of essays about disasters, what she's learned about pandemics, how poetry leaks into her prose, and more.

  • Shared Work of Resistance: PW Talks with Willie James Jennings

    Jennings’s 'After Whiteness' (Eerdmans, Oct.) critiques Western higher education as a system formed to create and sustain white supremacy.

  • Homeless Is the Hunter: PW Talks with Christopher Chambers

    In Chambers’s 'Scavenger' (Three Rooms, Oct.), investigator Dickie Cornish actually lives on the mean Washington, D.C., streets he walks down.

  • Q & A with Daniel Nayeri

    In his autobiographical middle-grade novel 'Everything Sad Is Untrue,' Daniel Nayeri, who is also publisher of Macmillan's Odd Dot imprint, writes about being a young refugee from Iran.

  • Q & A with Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

    Best known for her historical fiction, Newbery Honor author Kimberly Brubaker Bradley has written her first contemporary novel in 13 years.

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