July 19, 2018


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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September 8, 2017

Salman Rushdie

I have been interviewing authors for almost 25 years, but this is the first time I have spoken with a writer who is a potential Nobel laureate. Salman Rushdie is an acclaimed novelist and writer of short stories and essays. He has won numerous prestigious awards for his work, including the Booker Prize and the… More

August 30, 2017

Craig Allen

Craig Allen has been a listener to our radio station since it went on the air. Always a friendly face and ready with a quip, he is also a great volunteer. Now, it seems, also an author, and a good one. He has produced a trilogy in the spy/thriller genre. I spoke with him about the… More

August 29, 2017

Sarah Sentilles

Sarah Sentilles is a moral force. I spoke with her at the All Classical studios. In a book that is, by turns, humorous, provoctative and horrifying, she makes a case for the power of the image and its effect on the viewer. This is from her website: In Draw Your Weapons, Sentilles tells the true stories of… More

August 4, 2017

Andrea Avery

In her own words: I was going to be a pianist. I was not crazy to think so. By some magic of genetics and environment, the keys rose to meet my fingers and music came. And then, too soon, by some inverted miracle of genetics and environment, rheumatoid arthritis appeared. The keys still rose to… More

May 22, 2017

Ariel Levy

I have been interviewing creative people for 40 years, but I am not a journalist. I have no training in the journalistic standards for doing an interview, and I like it that way, because I think it allows for a more natural conversation. But, even my minimal objective distance went missing when I spoke with… More

April 20, 2017

Lisa See

I have known Lisa See for about 20 years, and have spoken with her for each of her books, since the second one.  Here is information about her taken from her website. In her beloved New York Times bestsellers Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, Shanghai Girls, Dreams of Joy, and, most recently, China Dolls, Lisa See has brilliantly… More

April 3, 2017

Greg Iles

I first interviewed Greg for his second book, The Bone Tree. To catch up to the story, I had to read almost 1700 pages. And, it was a breeze. The definition of page-turners: great action and characters, a terrific story. The third book of the trilogy, Mississippi Blood, is out now. I spoke with Greg… More

March 1, 2017

J.K. Knauss

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

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

Wendy Mac Ewan Kroger

“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