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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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April 1, 2013

Maryka Biaggio

Maryka Biaggio is a local Portland author whose new novel, Parlor Games, tells the tale of a small-town girl from Michigan who travels the world looking for the main chance, while being pursued by a relentless Pinkerton detective. Her character, May Dugas, is based on a real woman.


March 15, 2013

Roger Hobbs

Just 22 years old, and a recent graduate of Reed College, Roger Hobbs is doing something right. He has published a crime novel, "Ghostman," which was reviewed favorably twice (!) in the New York Times, once by a notoriously rough reviewer. I spoke with him in our KQAC studios.


March 8, 2013

Lisa Gardner

Lisa may be relied upon to publish one very good mystery/thriller a year.  I try to speak with her every time she comes through Portland, but there was no tour this year.  I called her at her home in New England to discuss "Touch & Go," her latest.


March 7, 2013

Anne Hendren

Local Portland author Anne Hendren earned degrees in Comparative Literature, International Affairs and French from Cornell, Columbia and Wellesley College. She has written articles and edited publications for more than 20 years. Hendren’s bylines showcase wide-ranging interests: the performing arts, literature, electronics and alternative medicine. Her 1999 book, Hidden Lives and Unhistoric Acts recounts how four ninety-year old Idaho women... More


February 15, 2013

Ian Rankin

Born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982, and then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature. His first Rebus novel was published in 1987, and the Rebus books are now translated into twenty-two languages and are bestsellers on... More


February 14, 2013

David Abrams

David Abrams’ debut novel about the Iraq War, Fobbit, was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2012 and a Best Book of 2012 by Paste Magazine, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Barnes and Noble. He regularly blogs about the literary life at The Quivering Pen. Abrams retired in 2008 after a 20-year career in the active-duty Army as a journalist. ... More


February 8, 2013

William Landay

William Landay is an American novelist.  His first novel, Mission Flats, was awarded the John Creasey Dagger (now called the New Blood Dagger) as the best debut crime novel of 2003 by the British Crime Writers Association. His second novel, The Strangler, was shortlisted for the Strand Magazine Critics Award as the best crime novel of 2007.  Prior to becoming... More


February 7, 2013

Carla Malden

Carla Malden grew up in Los Angeles, California. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from U.C.L.A. with a Bachelor of Arts in English and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society for her academic achievement. She worked extensively in the film business, both in production and development.  Along with her father, Academy Award-winning actor Karl Malden, Carla co-authored his critically... More


January 23, 2013

Alafair Burke

Alafair Burke is a graduate of Stanford Law School and a former Deputy District Attorney in Portland, Oregon. She is now a Professor of Law at Hofstra Law School, where she teaches criminal law and procedure. She is the daughter of the respected crime novelist James Lee Burke. Her latest novel is in her series featuring NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher.... More


January 22, 2013

Rachel Bertsche

Rachel Bertsche is a journalist in Chicago, where she lives with her husband. Her work has appeared in Marie Claire, More, Teen Vogue, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Fitness, Women’s Health, New York, CNN.com, and more. Before leaving New York (and all her friends) for the Midwest, Bertsche was an editor at O, The Oprah Magazine. MWF Seeking BFF is Rachel's... More