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Alexander Maksik
I was always interested in the stories of people who set out to recreate their lives (13. Januar 2014)
Interview mit Alexander Maksik von Lara Touitou

Alexander Maksik is a writer. His work has notably appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s Magazine and The New York Times Magazine. A Marker to Measure Drift is his second novel.


Jussi Adler-Olsen
To me it is all about finding my own way (10. Januar 2014)
Interview mit Jussi Adler-Olsen von Bernard Strainchamps

Jussi Adler-Olsen is a Danish crime author. The Purity of Vengeance is the fourth novel in the Department Q series.


Jennifer DuBois
I wanted to explore Russian political realities ( 6. Januar 2014)
Interview mit Jennifer DuBois von Lara Touitou

Jennifer DuBois lives in Texas and A Partial History of Lost Causes is her first novel. It won numerous prizes and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction.


Robert Littell
We are always aware of what we have gained from modern innovations but we never stop to think what we have lost (18. November 2013)
Interview mit Robert Littell von Bernard Strainchamps

Robert Littell has been awarded both the Gold Dagger and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for his fiction. His novel The Company was a New York Times bestseller and was adapted into a television miniseries. A Nasty Piece of Work is his 17th novel.


Will Schwalbe
Literature starts with an act of sharing ( 7. November 2013)
Interview mit Will Schwalbe von Lara Touitou

The End of Your Life Book Club is the story of Will Schwalbe and his mother Mary Anne Schwalbe after she was diagnosed with cancer. Their mutual love for books and reading is at the heart of this personal journey through life and literature.


David Vann
I write Greek tragedy told through a wild western landscape ( 4. Oktober 2013)
Interview mit David Vann von Lara Touitou

David Vann was born in the Aleutian Islands and spent his childhood in Ketchikan, Alaska. He is the author of the international bestseller Legend of a Suicide, which has been translated into eighteen languages and won several prizes including the Prix Médicis Étranger, Caribou Island and Dirt.


Liad Shoham
I wanted to expose the reader to the “behind the scenes” of the law enforcement system (17. September 2013)
Interview mit Liad Shoham von Bernard Strainchamps

Liad Shoham is an Israeli writer and attorney. His books are realistic depictions of Israel’s criminal justice system, as the police and the courts themselves are reflections of the country’s society.


Ruth Ozeki

Ruth Ozeki is a novelist, filmmaker and Zen Buddhist priest. A Tale for the Time Being is her third novel.


Karl Taro Greenfeld
Isn't there greed, envy and pride in every community, rich or poor, American or French, black or white? ( 1. September 2013)
Interview mit Karl Taro Greenfeld von Lara Touitou

Karl Taro Greenfeld is a journalist and author. Triburbia is his first novel, in which he depicts the Tribeca microcosm through portraits of various and colorful characters.


Ivy Pochoda

Ivy Pochoda grew up in Brooklyn, New York in a house filled with books. She is the author of the novel The Art of Disappearing, which was published in 2009 by St. Martin’s Press. Visitation Street is her second novel.


Patrick Flanery
It is difficult and dangerous to generalize about population groups when talking about apartheid (17. Juli 2013)
Interview mit Patrick Flanery von Bernard Strainchamps

Patrick Flanery was born in California and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He has written for the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, the Times Literary Supplement, and the Daily Telegraph. His first novel, Absolution, was published in 2012.


Caryl Férey
Mapuche people were ghosts until the end of the 90's ( 2. Juli 2013)
Interview mit Caryl Férey von Bernard Strainchamps, übersetzt von Lara Touitou

Caryl Férey’s novel Utu won the Sang d’Encre, Michael Lebrun, and SNCF Crime Fiction Prizes. Zulu was the winner of the Nouvel Obs Crime Fiction and Quais du Polar Readers Prizes. In 2008, it was awarded the French Grand Prix for Best Crime Novel. He lives in France.


Peter Heller

Peter Heller is an award-winning adventure writer and contributor to NPR, Outside Magazine and Men’s Journal. The Dog Stars is his first novel.


Lauren Beukes

The Shining Girls is a thriller with a time-travel twist, and one of the most exciting reads of this summer. It is the third novel written by South African author Lauren Beukes.


Massimo Carlotto
I want the reading to be contentious (23. Mai 2013)
Interview mit Massimo Carlotto von Bernard Strainchamps

One of Italy’s most popular authors and a major exponent of the Mediterranean Noir novel, Carlotto has been compared with many of the most important American hardboiled crime writers.
At the End of a Dull Day is the second novel featuring anti-hero Giorgio Pellegrini.


Lisa Lutz
It’s not enough to just tell a story, there has to be a reason for that story (30. April 2013)
Interview mit Lisa Lutz von Bernard Strainchamps

Lisa Lutz is the author of the crime series The Spellman Files. Trail of the Spellmans is the fifth book of the series.


Alice LaPlante
I wanted to explore what Alzheimer's does to people, relationships, and families (24. April 2013)
Interview mit Alice LaPlante von Bernard Strainchamps

Alice LaPlante teaches Creative Writing at Stanford University and San Francisco and lives in Palo Alto, California, with her daughter and her partner. Turn of Mind is her first novel and received multiple literary awards.


Scott Hutchins
I consider A Working Theory of Love to be a love letter--not without criticism--to San Francisco (19. April 2013)
Interview mit Scott Hutchins von Bernard Strainchamps

Scott Hutchins is a teacher of Creative Writing at Stanford University. A Working Theory of Love is his first novel.


Noah Hawley
Medical mysteries are nothing like the mysteries of human behavior (16. April 2013)
Interview mit Noah Hawley von Bernard Strainchamps

Noah Hawley is a TV and movie producer and writer, a composer and a novelist. The Good Father is his first novel.


Melanie Warner

Melanie Warner is a journalist and former staff reporter for the New York Times. In Pandora’s Lunchbox, she takes us to the frightening but very real world of industrial processed food.