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 16, 2016
An eye-opening view of the unprecedented global spread of El Sistema—intensive music education that disrupts the cycles of poverty. Authors Tricia Tunstall and Eric Booth tell the remarkable story of the international El Sistema movement. A program that started over four decades ago with a handful of music students in a parking garage in Caracas,… More
August 30, 2016
Rae Meadows is the author of Calling Out, which received the 2006 Utah Book Award for fiction, No One Tells Everything, a Poets & Writers Notable Novel, and most recently the widely praised novel, Mercy Train. I Will Send Rain is her fourth novel. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York. I spoke with Rae via telephone.
August 1, 2016
Scott McEwen is a trial attorney in San Diego, California. He grew up in the mountains of Eastern Oregon where he became an Eagle Scout; hiking, fishing, and hunting at every opportunity presented. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Oregon and thereafter studied and worked extensively in London, England. Scott works with and provides support… More
July 15, 2016
Here is Spencer Kope in his own words: I came to my career as a Crime Analyst with the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office after spending the better part of my adult life (up to that point) in the intelligence business, first as a Russian linguist in the Navy, then as an Intelligence Operations Specialist with… More
May 27, 2016
Richelle Mead is the author of the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series and its bestselling spinoff series, Bloodlines. She has written what is known as urban fantasy for adults, and has just published the first of a trilogy for young adults, The Glittering Court, a kind of fantasy romance. Scheduling prevented her from coming… More
May 12, 2016
Chris Cleave’s debut novel, INCENDIARY, was an international bestseller and multiple prize-winner. His second novel, the Costa-shortlisted, New York Times #1 bestseller LITTLE BEE, has found phenomenal worldwide success. (In the UK, Australia and NZ it goes by the title THE OTHER HAND.) His third book, GOLD, confirmed his status as “one of our most… More
April 18, 2016
I am eternally indebted to a friend who told me, in 1994, “You have to read ‘March Violets’ by this Kerr guy.” The books featured a cynical, principled detective in 1930s Berlin who is just trying to do his job, as the Nazis change everything. Bernie Gunther is his name, and I have read every… More
March 22, 2016
Per Fagereng is an old pal. I have known him since I started in Portland radio at KBOO-FM, almost 25 years ago. He is a political activist, talk show host, and singer of songs promoting labor and progressive causes. His novel is entitled “Jack Moloney’s Century,” which takes us about 60 years into the future…. More
February 23, 2016
Diane Les Becquets has written a novel of survival and redemption, “Breaking Wild.” Amy Raye Latour goes bowhunting for elk, and winds up separated from her friends, and in peril. Pru Hathaway and her dog, Kona, are brought into the search and rescue effort. The story is told from both women’s point of view, and… More
February 5, 2016
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… More