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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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June 12, 2019

Shawn Levy

Born in New York City, Levy was the film critic of The Oregonian newspaper in Portland, Oregon, from 1997 to 2012 and of KGW-TV, Portland’s NBC affiliate, from 2009 to 2016. He is a former Senior Editor of American Film and a former Associate Editor of Box Office. His work has appeared in major newspapers… More


May 3, 2019

Alafair Burke

Alafair Burke received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, completing the Senior Thesis Emotion’s effects on memory: spatial narrowing of attention. She went on to Stanford Law School in California, graduating as a member of Order of the Coif. After law school, she served as a judicial clerk to… More


Cemetery Road

April 5, 2019

Greg Iles

Greg Iles was born in 1960 in Stuttgart,Germany, where his physician father ran the  U.S. Embassy Medical Clinic. He was raised in Natchez, MS, the setting of many of his novels. He graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1983. He has been a prolific writer of fiction, non-fiction and screenplays.  I have read his… More


March 20, 2019

Benjamin Dreyer

Benjamin Dreyer is vice president, executive managing editor and copy chief, of Random House. He began his publishing career as a freelance proofreader and copy editor. In 1993, he became a production editor at Random House, overseeing books by writers including Michael Chabon, Edmund Morris, Suzan-Lori Parks, Michael Pollan, Peter Straub and Calvin Trillin. He has… More


Last Boat out of Shanghai

March 14, 2019

Helen Zia

Helen Zia is a Chinese-American journalist and activist for Asian American and LGBTQ rights. Zia was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1952 to first generation immigrants from Shanghai. At five years old, she began working in her parent’s floral novelty business. She entered Princeton University in the early 1970s as a student in the… More


February 21, 2019

Lydia Kiesling

Lydia Kiesling’s debut novel, The Golden State, wherein Daphne, a young woman in a stressed life, flees the Bay Area with her toddler for rural California and a mobile home left to her by her grandparents. But, the bucolic life is not to be. She finds small comfort with two women she meets but is swept up in… More


An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris

February 20, 2019

Charlaine Harris

This is the first book of a projected trilogy by Charlaine Harris, whose Southern vampire stories have become very popular, especially in TV adaptations. The newest book is An Easy Death, an alternative-history tale of a young woman in a re-imagined America whose job is to safeguard travelers on dangerous journeys. Lizbeth is a “gunnie,” adept at the use of… More


November 15, 2018

Rhonda Rizzo

Rhonda Rizzo is a classical pianist and a writer. A specialist in the music of living composers, she has released four CDs and appears regularly as a soloist and a collaborative artist. Her numerous articles have been published in national and international music magazines. She has published a novel entitled The Waco Variations, about a… More


October 18, 2018

Signe Pike

Signe Pike was born in born in Ithaca, NY, and graduated from Cornell University with her Bachelor of Science in Communication. She worked as an acquisitions editor at Random House and then Penguin, before leaving to write her first book, Faery Tale: One Woman’s Search for Enchantment in a Modern World. Pike has spent the… More


October 9, 2018

Paula Friedman

Paula Friedman’s honors include Pushcart Prize nominations and New Millenium Writings, OSPA, and other awards and honors, as well as Centrum and Soapstone residencies and fellowships. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous print and online literary magazines and anthologies. Ursula K. Le Guin called Friedman’s debut novel, The Rescuer’s Path (2012, 2018)… More


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