Q&A with John W. Whitehead, author of Battlefield America

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John W. Whitehead is an attorney and founder of the civil liberties and human rights not-for-profit Rutherford Institute. His latest book, Battlefield America: The War on the American People (Select Bks.; LJ 5/15/15), describes the U.S. government’s increasing encroachment on its citizens’ civil liberties and warns that we must take action to prevent our freedoms […]

Naomi Novik | LibraryReads Author, May 15, 2015

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Interview with LibraryReads No. 1 vote getter Naomi Novik, author of Uprooted

Spencer C. Tucker on the Writing Life

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Fulbright scholar and graduate of the Virginia Military Institute Spencer C. Tucker, PhD, has been senior fellow in military history at ABC-CLIO since 2003. The author recently answered some questions via email about his lengthy career.

Q&A: Renée Knight | Debut Spotlight, May 15, 2015

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Boasting early rave reviews, Knight’s debut novel, Disclaimer, releases from Harper on May 19, and 20th Century Fox has already secured the film rights.

Kevin Kwan’s Chinese Consumers: Conspicuous Comedy

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Kwan’s China Rich Girlfriend, his follow-up to China Rich Asians, will release in June. Here he talks to LJ about intention, what makes him laugh, and the reality behind the fictional world of his books.

When Life Comes Full Circle: Lori Lansens Discusses Her New Novel, The Mountain Story

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Lansens talks to LJ about her latest book, The Mountain Story

Spotlight on Sara Gruen | LibraryReads Author, April 15, 2015

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Interview with LibraryReads No. 1 vote getter Sara Gruen, author of At the Water’s Edge

Q&A: Laura van den Berg | Debut Spotlight, April 15, 2015

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Laura van den Berg’s debut novel, Find Me, published after two well-received story collections, is getting rave reviews. In this interview, the author discusses the world she creates, the popularity of dystopian fiction, and more.

Q&A: Roger Jänecke

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LJ talks to Roger Jänecke of Visible Ink Press about trends in reference and how his company has responded to them over the years.

Writing To Remember: A 20th-Century Tragedy Inspires a Debut Novel

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“Seeking answers, trying to impose meaning, to understand what happened and why are all things I do when I’m writing. So when people ask me if my novel is an act of political activism, I remember what Toni Morrison said…”