April 01, 2015

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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Tom Rathman R&F

August 6, 2014

Tom Rachman

I first spoke with Tom for his novel The Imperfectionists.  If you have not read it, I recommend that you hunt down a copy.  He was in Portland for his new book, The Rise and Fall of Great Powers.  He is a terrific interview.  This from Wikipedia: Tom Rachman is an English/Canadian novelist. His debut novel is The Imperfectionists, published in... More


July 30, 2014

Lisa See

I met Lisa many years ago, and I have interviewed her every time she came through Portland, and read her books even if she didn't.  Her novels illustrate the lives and tribulations of the Chinese in China, and after they migrated here. This is from her website, describing her latest work, China Dolls: It’s 1938 in San Francisco: a world’s fair is... More


July 16, 2014

Courtney Collins

Here in the U.S. from her home on the Goulburn River in Victoria, Australia is Courtney Collins with The Untold (Amy Einhorn/Putnam), a debut novel that has won accolades in Australia (where it was nominated for virtually every award of consequence) and beyond. It’s the story of an intrepid young woman living and persevering through harrowing circumstances in outback country... More

Justin Go

May 15, 2014

Justin Go

Justin Go was born in Los Angeles. He studied at the University of California, Berkeley and University College London. The Steady Running of the Hour is his first novel and is being published in twenty languages. At present Justin is at work on a second novel.

Penguin 2013

May 14, 2014

Linda Greenlaw

Linda Greenlaw isn't a woman who shies away from a challenge—a nationally renowned swordfish boat captain made famous in the film The Perfect Storm, Greenlaw is also a bestselling author and a television celebrity. Her latest book, Lifesaving Lessons, is a memoir of her becoming a reluctant foster mother to a troubled teenager with a dark secret.  Linda is also a... More

Nicole Mones

April 16, 2014

Nicole Mones

Nicole Mones is an American novelist and food writer. As of March 2013 she has published four novels, entitled Lost in Translation, which appeared in 1998, A Cup of Light (2002), and The Last Chinese Chef, (2007), and in March 2014, Night in Shanghai. Lost in Translation won the 2000 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize awarded by the Susan B. Anthony... More

Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue is an Irish-born playwright, literary historian and novelist now living in Canada. Her 2010 novel Room was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize and an international best-seller. Donoghue's 1995 novel Hood won the Stonewall Book Award and Slammerkin (2000) won the Ferro-Grumley Award for Lesbian Fiction. I spoke with her about her latest novel, Frog Music.

Crown Publishing

March 13, 2014

Erin Lindsay McCabe

Erin Lindsay McCabe is what we call a "good interview."  Bright, articulate, and thoughtful about her work. The novel is the story of a young woman in 1862 who disguises herself as a man so she can accompany her husband as he goes to fight in the Civil War.  There were several real-life examples of this in the Civil War, and... More

Norton Books

March 7, 2014

Molly Antopol

Molly Antopol is a recent Wallace Stegner Fellow and current Jones Lecturer at Stanford University. She’s a recipient of the 5 Under 35 award from the National Book Foundation. Her debut story collection, The UnAmericans, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton on February 3, 2014, and in six other countries. The book is a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers... More

Atelier 26

February 13, 2014

Harriet Scott Chessman

Harriet Scott Chessman has written what used to be referred to as a “slim volume.” While not taking a great many pages to do so, she has created a deep story of guilt, redemption and the varieties of love. Each of her characters bears a burden, and each deals with it more-or-less well. The end of the book leaves us to... More