Interviews

Lisa Lucas: the National Book Foundation and Libraries

In March, Lisa Lucas will complete her first year as executive director of the National Book Foundation (NBF). Lucas took the reins of the nonprofit, which oversees the 67-year-old National Book Awards (NBA), when Harold Augenbraum stepped down. She has her sights set on further enlarging NBF’s reach; LJ caught up with Lucas to find out more about what she has planned and how libraries fit into the NBF’s vision.

Lisa Lucas: the National Book Foundation and Libraries

In March, Lisa Lucas will complete her first year as executive director of the National Book Foundation (NBF). Lucas took the reins of the nonprofit, which oversees the 67-year-old National Book Awards (NBA), when Harold Augenbraum stepped down. She has her sights set on further enlarging NBF’s reach; LJ caught up with Lucas to find out more about what she has planned and how libraries fit into the NBF’s vision.

Covering the Classics: Q&A with Book Designer Coralie Bickford-Smith | Classic Returns

A Q&A with award-winning book designer Coralie Bickford-Smith.

Ann Morgan’s The World Between Two Covers: Reading the Globe

In conjunction with a roundup of ten key fiction-in-translation titles I will feature in LJ 6/1/15, I was able to interview Ann Morgan, author of this month’s The World Between Two Covers: Reading the Globe (Liveright: Norton). Morgan’s book highlights both the pleasure of reading beyond our own language (from Umberto Eco’s Numero Zero in […]

Sarah MacLean on No Good Duke Goes Unpunished, a Top LibraryReads Pick

William Harrow, Marquess of Chapin, appears briefly and appealingly in the first two books of Sarah MacLean’s “Rule of Scoundrels” series. But in the third book, No Good Duke Goes Unpunished, he strides to the fore as Temple, the Killer Duke who was accused of murdering 16-year-old Mara Lowe before her wedding to his father […]

Talking to Jamie Ford About His LibraryReads Pick, Songs of Willow Frost

Recently, I had the pleasure of talking with Jamie Ford, author of the mega-best-selling Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and now Songs of Willow Frost, which is publishing this month and has just appeared on the first LibraryReads list. Here’s the result of our conversation.   “I like complicated family stories, stories […]

Behind the Book: Life After Death, by Damien Echols

An interview with Damien Echols, one of the West Memphis 3.

Vaddey Ratner’s In the Shadow of the Banyan

Vaddey Ratner’s In the Shadow of the Banyan

History Through Fiction: Francine du Plessix Gray’s The Queen’s Lover

History Through Fiction: Francine du Plessix Gray’s The Queen’s Lover

Reconciliation post-bin Laden: Irshad Manji's Allah, Liberty, and Love

Reconciliation post-bin Laden: Irshad Manji's Allah, Liberty, and Love