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An Interview with Omar El Akkad

Several years ago, I got into an argument with a friend who tried to convince me climate change was a hoax, based, in part, on his reading of Michael Crichton’s novel State of Fear, a 2004 thriller with a climate change denier as the main character. My friend tried to …

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An interview with the Pastry Chef

Just over a year ago, Café Pouchkine in Paris (16 Place de la Madeleine) opened offering the services of a talented young pastry chef, Nina Métayer. The young French patissier, who has worked in many prestigious restaurants including, Le Meurice, Hotel Raphael and of course Jean-François Piège‘s Le Grand Restaurant, also won the title of …

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Book Business: A Bookseller Interview

Flickr Creative Commons: Second-Half Travels The book business is divided between two divergent yet synergistic entities: art and commerce. As authors, our stories are imaginatively composed, subjectively appreciated, and diversely interpreted. These qualities don’t particularly abide by Wall Street rules, but to make writing a vocation, the work cannot exist …

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Interview with Anjali Mitter Duva

In the publication world, there’s a tremendous amount of focus on the publication date as THE time for publicity and promotion. I’ve seen authors throw up their hands the week after publication, when media interest is just starting to trickle in, and say, “I guess we struck out.” As I’ve …

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The Art of the Author Interview

image by CannedTuna Author interviews are very much on my mind these days from two perspectives: as the interviewer and as the interviewee. As the interviewee, I’m talking a lot these days about my novel GIRL IN DISGUISE, coming out in paperback Tuesday, March 6. A paperback launch doesn’t involve …

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Interview With a Hollywood Producer

Seeing your book on the silver screen: it’s a universal dream, one that nearly every novelist I’ve worked with has confided that they harbor.  Barely a day goes by when an author does not ask me whether I have any Hollywood connections who could help them get a foot in …

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Interview with Nikos Roussos on his innovative cuisine

Nikos Roussos may have left the family silversmith business to become a chef, but his Funky Gourmet restaurant in Athens is pure gold. With two Michelin stars and a thoroughly modern outlook on traditional Greek food, it continues to break new ground. Roussos will share his experience as mentor to …

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