February 09, 2016

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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February 5, 2016

Alafair Burke

I have known Alafair Burke for more than 10 years, and she is one of my favorite interviews, and favorite crime writers. Her latest novel is The Ex, and here is her description of the book: Everyone has an ex. Correction: not an ex. The ex, the one you find yourself thinking about during the most unlikely moments. For some, the ex... More

Small backs of Children

September 23, 2015

Lidia Yuknavitch

Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of The Chronology of Water: A Memoir and three works of short fiction: Her Other Mouths, Liberty’s Excess, and Real to Reel, as well as a book of literary criticism, Allegories of Violence. Her work has appeared in Ms., The Iowa Review, Exquisite Corpse, Another Chicago Magazine, Fiction International, Zyzzyva, and elsewhere. Her book Real... More


September 3, 2015

Cindy Brown

I spoke with Portland author Cindy Brown about her first mystery novel, Macdeath. This is from her website: Thanks for stopping by! I’m Cindy Brown, mystery writer, theater geek, and purveyor of general silliness. I’m also the author of the Ivy Meadows mysteries, a screwball series set in the off, off, OFF Broadway world of theater. Macdeath, Ivy’s first star vehicle, is a “gut-splitting mystery…a... More


August 14, 2015

Val Brelinski

Val Brelinski was born and raised in Nampa, Idaho, the daughter of devout evangelical Christians. From 2003 to 2005, she was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, where she was also a Jones Lecturer in fiction writing. She received an MFA from the University of Virginia. She received prizes for her fiction from the San Francisco Chronicle, The Charlottesville Weekly,... More


August 12, 2015

Polly Dugan

Polly Dugan lives in Portland, Oregon, and is a reader at Tin House magazine. A former employee of Powell's Books, she is an alumna of the Tin House Writer's Workshop. Dugan's first published story, "A Matter of Time," was Line Zero's Spring 2012 Literary Contest Winner, "Masquerades" (as "One At a Time"), was Narrative's Story of the Week (December 2012),... More


July 22, 2015

Jeannette Hubbard

Jeannette Hubbard is a volunteer here at All Classical Portland, and is also a very talented writer. Secrets, Lies and Champagne Highs is a social satire set in the hotbed of Sisters, Oregon. It involves blind ambition, betrayal and people working well above the reach of their intelligence. Outcomes can't be good.  But, the real people do okay.


Korin I. Dushayl

NOTE: This interview includes frank discussion of sexual practices. Anyone who might be offended by these concepts should not listen. Thank you. Korin I. Dushayl is a Portland writer of science fiction erotica. Her latest book, Spyder's Trouble, concerns a ship and crew of smugglers, a powerful dominatrix, Lady Cassandra, who owns the crew members, and a lot of intrigue. This is... More

Book of Aron

June 23, 2015

Jim Shepard

Jim Shepard is an American author and professor of creative writing and film at Williams College. Shepard's novels and stories often rely on substantial historical research based on real events. His short fiction has appeared in, among other magazines, Harper’s, McSweeney’s, The Paris Review, The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, DoubleTake, the New Yorker, Granta, Zoetrope: All-Story, and Playboy, and he was a... More

Philip Glass words wo music

May 29, 2015

Philip Glass

Philip Glass is both influential and controversial, but not as much as he used to be. The world may have caught up with him. I spoke with him by phone, even though he was in Portland, such were the demands on his time. Even after a long day, he was gracious and warm. The title of his memoir is Words Without Music.... More

Bone Tree

May 8, 2015

Greg Iles

Greg Iles was born in Germany in 1960, where his father ran the US Embassy Medical Clinic during the height of the Cold War. Iles spent his youth in Natchez, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1983. While attending Ole Miss, Greg lived in the cabin where William Faulkner and his brothers listened to countless stories told... More