Author Interviews: You ask the questions!

This group has become officially dormant. It happens. If you want to revive this group, or create a new group on the same topic, see this page.

Each month, we conduct a few exclusive interviews with authors and then publish the interviews in LibraryThing's monthly State of the Thing newsletter. We're going to try something new—crowdsourcing part of the interview, and using questions from members in addition to our own questions.

How it works:
We'll post a topic for each author that has an upcoming interview. Can you think of any questions for that author? Put them in the topic. Then we (ok, we mean Jeremy) will pick some member questions, and send them to the author. The author will answer everything, and we'll publish the interview both in the State of the Thing and on the author's page on LibraryThing.

A Twist:
You can also add your own thread for an author we haven't signed up for an interview yet. Make the author's name the subject line, followed by "wanted". For example, the subject could be:

Neil Gaiman (wanted)

Then add questions you have for that author. When we have a bunch of questions, I'll write the author/publicist/publisher, begging for an interview.

Questions? Know an author who might want to be interviewed? Email

(See a sample past interview with author Elizabeth Strout. There are links to all author interviews on the sidebar of that page.)

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
Can we revive this group?2 unread / 2GaryBabb, February 2017
Managing Fear Author Available2 unread / 2razzamajazz, January 2014
Why does the Author Interviews group seem dead?2 unread / 2GaryBabb, February 2013
Adam Johnson (wanted)2 unread / 2GaryBabb, February 2013
T. C. Boyle (wanted)1 unread / 1booklove2, August 2011
Salman Rushdie5 unread / 5Cecrow, July 2011
Neil Gaiman (wanted)12 unread / 12booklove2, July 2011
Anne Rivers Siddons (wanted)1 unread / 1QueenOfDenmark, March 2011
Gary Shteyngart10 unread / 10klh, December 2010
C,C, Humphreys2 unread / 2Carpe_Librum, October 2010
Tim Gunn8 unread / 8susiesharp, October 2010
Thomas M Coletta (wanted)1 unread / 1abby2010, October 2010
Nancy Pearl!9 unread / 9Morphidae, October 2010
Kristin Hersh2 unread / 2elenchus, September 2010
Taylor Plimpton1 unread / 1sonyagreen, September 2010
National Book Festival authors: who would you interview?13 unread / 13sonyagreen, September 2010
Sarah Gruen1 unread / 1sonyagreen, August 2010
Mary Roach16 unread / 16worcester, August 2010
Dr. Larry Rosen, author of Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn14 unread / 14richardderus, August 2010
Jane Smiley13 unread / 13MarianV, August 2010
Scarlett Thomas (wanted)2 unread / 2souloftherose, July 2010
Ron Burch (wanted)1 unread / 1cadaly, July 2010
Bruce Feiler, author of The Council of Dads1 unread / 1sonyagreen, June 2010
David Mitchell, about The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (author of Cloud Atlas)8 unread /, June 2010
Joshilyn Jackson, about Backseat Saints7 unread / 7sonyagreen, June 2010
Yann Martel11 unread / 11sonyagreen, May 2010
David Baldacci14 unread / 14sonyagreen, May 2010
Alan Bradley8 unread / 8susiesharp, April 2010
Laurie R. King6 unread / 6bell7, March 2010
Theresa Brown, author of Critical Care1 unread / 1sonyagreen, March 2010
Anne Lamott3 unread / 3sonyagreen, March 2010
Jonathan Maberry, author of zombie novel The Dragon Factory1 unread / 1sonyagreen, February 2010
Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies1 unread / 1sonyagreen, February 2010
Joshua Ferris2 unread / 2sonyagreen, December 2009
Colum McCann4 unread / 4sonyagreen, December 2009
Jonathan Maberry, author of Patient Zero: A Joe Ledger Novel1 unread / 1sonyagreen, December 2009
Holly Black1 unread / 1sonyagreen, December 2009
Elizabeth Kostova1 unread / 1sonyagreen, December 2009
Julie Powell2 unread / 2lilithcat, November 2009
Masha Hamilton4 unread / 4sonyagreen, November 2009
Gregory Maguire25 unread / 25Katya0133, November 2009
Charles Cumming1 unread / 1sonyagreen, October 2009
Eugenia Kim1 unread / 1sonyagreen, October 2009
Allison Hoover Bartlett12 unread / 12ahbartlett, October 2009
Audrey Niffenegger26 unread / 26mckait, October 2009
Hope Edelman2 unread / 2Alliebadger, October 2009
Chip Kidd (wanted)1 unread / 1Katya0133, September 2009
Colm Toibin (wanted)1 unread / 1alexdaw, August 2009
Clive Barker (Wanted)2 unread / 2Helcura, August 2009
Terry Pratchett (wanted)2 unread / 2calm, August 2009
Stephen Fry (wanted)1 unread / 1justjim, August 2009
Author (wanted) nominations?4 unread / 4QueenAlyss, August 2009
K.A. Applegate (wanted)1 unread / 1benuathanasia, August 2009
Christopher McDougall1 unread / 1ablachly, August 2009
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