Posts under ‘Interview’

An Interview with Karl Ove Knausgård

As many of you know I’m a fan of Karl Ove Knausgård’s writing. Judith from Leeswammes blog kindly pointed out this interview with the author. The introduction is in Dutch, but the interview is all in English. It was interesting to see the author’s home and to hear his thoughts on his controversial books. If you […]

Some interesting things about José Saramago

This week’s Weekly Geek task is to find out some interesting facts about your favourite author. I wasn’t sure whether I’d participate, but once I started looking up José Saramago I couldn’t stop – he is such an interesting man! . Portuguese author José Saramago was born in 1922 into a family of landless peasants. Their surname […]

What makes author interviews good?

I would love to invite some big authors to answer questions on my blog, but I am put off doing so as I find almost all author interviews boring. Even the most interesting interviews will only have one or two questions that grab my attention. I have noticed that interviews on other blogs often get less […]

Silvio Sirias and Latino Literature

  Silvio Sirias is the author of Meet Me Under the Ceiba, which won the Chicano/Latino Literary Prize in 2009. I have read a saddeningly small amount of Latino Literature, so am really pleased that Silvio has agreed to participate in a guest post on my blog today.   Welcome Silvio!  First off, Jackie, I wish […]

Interview with Sarah from GreenBeanTeenQueen

As part of Book Blogger Appreciation Week I was lucky enough to be paired for an interview with Sarah from GreenBeanTeenQueen. GreenBeanTeenQueen has been shortlisted for best YA blog blog at this year’s BBAW Awards and I can see why. I hadn’t visited her blog before our interview pairing, but I have added it to my reader – […]

An Interview with Chris Tusa, author of ‘Dirty Little Angels’

  Chris Tusa is the author of Dirty Little Angels, which is set in the slums of New Orleans, and follows 16-year-old Hailey as she deals with problems within her family, and the dark world of drugs and violence that surround her. You can read my review here.  After reading his debut novel, Chris kindly agreed to […]