Author Author is an occasional feature of interviews with authors in Portland, either on tour or local writers. Ed Goldberg has been conducting these interviews for almost 20 years. Each interview discusses the author’s current work, thoughts and process for writing.
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March 1, 2017
From the website of J.K. Knauss: I’m an author who writes historical fiction set in medieval Spain and magical contemporary fiction. The Middle Ages have hovered over my shoulder my whole life, but it wasn’t until after I was halfway through a master’s degree that I fully realized that this was the time the fairy… More
February 21, 2017
Shanthi Sekaran teaches creative writing at California College of the Arts, and is a member of the Portuguese Artists Colony and the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Her work has appeared in Best New American Voices and Canteen, and online at Zyzzyva and Mutha Magazine. Her first novel, The Prayer Room, was published by MacAdam Cage. A California native, she lives in Berkeley with… More
December 21, 2016
“My Brother’s Keeper: A Caregiver’s Story” by Wendy Mac Ewan Kroger details the frightening and difficult journey Tracy faced after suffering a major stroke in 2011. Over the course of several years, Wendy became her brother’s caregiver, advocate, drill sergeant, mother — whatever helped. Together, they navigated their way through the myriad challenges of medical… More
December 16, 2016
From the Washington Post columnist and James Beard Award-winning author of Poor Man’s Feast comes a story of seeking truth, acceptance, and self in a world of contradiction… Treyf: According to Leviticus, unkosher and prohibited, like lobster, shrimp, pork, fish without scales, the mixing of meat and dairy. Also, imperfect, intolerable, offensive, undesirable, unclean, improper, broken, forbidden, illicit. I spoke with… More
September 16, 2016
An eye-opening view of the unprecedented global spread of El Sistema—intensive music education that disrupts the cycles of poverty. Authors Tricia Tunstall and Eric Booth tell the remarkable story of the international El Sistema movement. A program that started over four decades ago with a handful of music students in a parking garage in Caracas,… More
August 30, 2016
Rae Meadows is the author of Calling Out, which received the 2006 Utah Book Award for fiction, No One Tells Everything, a Poets & Writers Notable Novel, and most recently the widely praised novel, Mercy Train. I Will Send Rain is her fourth novel. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York. I spoke with Rae via telephone.
August 1, 2016
Scott McEwen is a trial attorney in San Diego, California. He grew up in the mountains of Eastern Oregon where he became an Eagle Scout; hiking, fishing, and hunting at every opportunity presented. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Oregon and thereafter studied and worked extensively in London, England. Scott works with and provides support… More
July 15, 2016
Here is Spencer Kope in his own words: I came to my career as a Crime Analyst with the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office after spending the better part of my adult life (up to that point) in the intelligence business, first as a Russian linguist in the Navy, then as an Intelligence Operations Specialist with… More
May 27, 2016
Richelle Mead is the author of the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series and its bestselling spinoff series, Bloodlines. She has written what is known as urban fantasy for adults, and has just published the first of a trilogy for young adults, The Glittering Court, a kind of fantasy romance. Scheduling prevented her from coming… More
May 12, 2016
Chris Cleave’s debut novel, INCENDIARY, was an international bestseller and multiple prize-winner. His second novel, the Costa-shortlisted, New York Times #1 bestseller LITTLE BEE, has found phenomenal worldwide success. (In the UK, Australia and NZ it goes by the title THE OTHER HAND.) His third book, GOLD, confirmed his status as “one of our most… More