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  • The Writer’s Version: PW Talks with Daniel Woodrell

    With his latest novel The Maid’s Version (Little, Brown, Sept.), Missouri writer Daniel Woodrell digs into the rich history of the Ozarks to create a slim masterpiece of literary fiction.

  • Murder Will Out: PW Talks With Mark I. Pinsky

    Journalist Pinsky travels deep into the mountains of western North Carolina to investigate a 40-year-old murder mystery in Met Her On The Mountain.

  • Traveling Treasure Islands: PW talks with J. Maarten Troost

    In his latest travel memoir, Headhunters On My Doorstep, a newly sober Troost traces Robert Louis Stevenson’s journey through the South Pacific, encountering adventure while reflecting on the beauty and history of the islands along with the nature of addiction and recovery.

  • The War Drones On: PW Talks with Lloyd C. Gardner

    With Killing Machine: The American Presidency in the Age of Drone Warfare, historian Gardner analyzes America’s obsession with fighting a perpetual high-tech, low-casualty war on terrorism.

  • A Vulnerable Russian Investigator: PW Talks with Martin Cruz Smith

    Martin Cruz Smith’s eighth Arkady Renko novel, Tatiana, centers on the mysterious death of a Russian journalist.

  • A Lonely and Hostile Place: PW Talks with Charles Palliser

    Charles Palliser’s bold Gothic thriller, Rustication, his first novel since 1999’s The Unburied, is a story of secrets set in an isolated corner of Victorian England.

  • Great Expectations: PW Talks with Debora L. Spar

    In Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection (Sept. 17), Barnard College president Debora L. Spar questions the idea of “having it all.”

  • Taking Sides: PW Talks with Bill McKibben

    In Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist (Sept. 17), award-winning journalist and educator Bill McKibben (Eaarth) recounts his experiences building a grassroots movement to fight climate change and fossil fuel dependency.

  • Water World: PW Talks with Lincoln Paine

    In The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World, maritime historian Paine eschews a traditional land-centric approach to studying human cultures by examining how water-based trade and travel affected the rise and fall of civilizations throughout history.

  • Seventh Time’s a Charm: PW Talks with Anita Shreve

    In her 17th novel, Stella Bain, Anita Shreve tells the story of a woman traumatized by her experiences in World War I.

  • The Robert B. Parker Code: PW Talks with Helen Brann

    Helen Brann, Robert B. Parker’s longtime agent, has completed the final Spenser novel, Silent Night.

  • Q & A with William Wegman

    William Wegman is and his silvery Weimaraners are back with Flo & Wendell, a goofy, winsome sister-and-brother, the first of a number of books he's signed on to do with Dial.

  • Q & A with Todd Strasser

    Todd Strasser drew from his own childhood to write Fallout, about a father who builds the only bomb shelter in the neighborhood as the Cold War heats up in 1962.

  • Saying Goodbye: A Conversation with David Dow - Pets & Animals 2013

    In the years following the blockbuster success of 2005’s Marley & Me by John Grogan, the number of memoirs that focus on loss and grief—particularly around beloved pets—has grown.

  • The Come-Back Study: PW Talks With Jamie Moyer and Larry Platt

    Last year, at age 49, Jamie Moyer became the oldest pitcher in Major League Baseball to win a game. Just Tell Me I Can't, co-written with Larry Platt, is an inspirational investigation into the craft of pitching.

  • Death is the Thing With Feathers: PW Talks With Anna Jansson

    In Anna Jansson’s Strange Bird, the first Maria Wern thriller to be translated into English, a strain of avian flu transmitted by a pigeon devastates the Swedish island of Gotland.

  • Druidic Designs: PW Talks with Graham Robb

    Robb’s The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts takes a look at how the indigenous, pre-Roman people of Europe plotted their whole world according to a complex web of “solstice lines.”

  • Bombs Away: PW Talks with Sara Paretsky

    Critical Mass, Sara Paretsky’s 17th crime novel featuring Chicago private eye V.I. Warshawski, explores a present-day missing persons case—and pre-WWII Austria.

  • Friendship as Survival Tactic: PW Talks with Beverly Gologorsky

    Beverly Gologorsky’s novel Stop Here examines the impact of the war in Iraq on blue collar families in Long Island, N.Y., focusing on women, as she did in the case of the Vietnam War in her debut novel, The Things We Do to Make It Home, which was first published in 1999.

  • Video: Gene Luen Yang on 'Boxers' and 'Saints'

    Acclaimed graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang is back with a stunning pair of graphic novels, Boxers and Saints. We caught up with Yang at BookExpo America 2013 to talk about what inspired him to create the books.

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