December 18, 2017


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 18, 2016

Philip Kerr

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

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

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

Alafair Burke

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

September 23, 2015

Lidia Yuknavitch

Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of The Chronology of Water: A Memoir and three works of short fiction: Her Other Mouths, Liberty’s Excess, and Real to Reel, as well as a book of literary criticism, Allegories of Violence. Her work has appeared in Ms., The Iowa Review, Exquisite Corpse, Another Chicago Magazine, Fiction International, Zyzzyva,… More

September 3, 2015

Cindy Brown

I spoke with Portland author Cindy Brown about her first mystery novel, Macdeath. This is from her website: Thanks for stopping by! I’m Cindy Brown, mystery writer, theater geek, and purveyor of general silliness. I’m also the author of the Ivy Meadows mysteries, a screwball series set in the off, off, OFF Broadway world of… More

August 14, 2015

Val Brelinski

Val Brelinski was born and raised in Nampa, Idaho, the daughter of devout evangelical Christians. From 2003 to 2005, she was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, where she was also a Jones Lecturer in fiction writing. She received an MFA from the University of Virginia. She received prizes for her fiction from the… More

August 12, 2015

Polly Dugan

Polly Dugan lives in Portland, Oregon, and is a reader at Tin House magazine. A former employee of Powell’s Books, she is an alumna of the Tin House Writer’s Workshop. Dugan’s first published story, “A Matter of Time,” was Line Zero’s Spring 2012 Literary Contest Winner, “Masquerades” (as “One At a Time”), was Narrative’s Story… More

July 22, 2015

Jeannette Hubbard

Jeannette Hubbard is a volunteer here at All Classical Portland, and is also a very talented writer. Secrets, Lies and Champagne Highs is a social satire set in the hotbed of Sisters, Oregon. It involves blind ambition, betrayal and people working well above the reach of their intelligence. Outcomes can’t be good.  But, the real… More

Korin I. Dushayl

NOTE: This interview includes frank discussion of sexual practices. Anyone who might be offended by these concepts should not listen. Thank you. Korin I. Dushayl is a Portland writer of science fiction erotica. Her latest book, Spyder’s Trouble, concerns a ship and crew of smugglers, a powerful dominatrix, Lady Cassandra, who owns the crew members, and… More