If the Clash and the Sex Pistols were considered rebels for infusing rock with sharp political commentary, imagine the guts it took to do it under the eye of the Stasi. Tim Mohr talks about the East German secret police, psychological terror, and Burning Down the Haus, his chronicle of punk rock and the fall of the Berlin Wall.Read more
Charlaine Harris--author of the books that HBO's hugely popular True Blood was based on--launched a new series this month featuring a gun for hire in the former United States, a pair of Russians wizards, and a secret that lives within a very powerful bloodline. Read on for our interview with Harris about An Easy Death.Read more
In her engaging new book, Hannah Fry demystifies algorithms and machine learning and explores the benefits and drawbacks to their ever-growing power over our daily lives.Read more
V. E. Schwab talks with us about Vengeful, her new sequel to her supervillain novel Vicious. While Eli Evers and Victor Vale are still battling to defeat each other, three women with extraordinary abilities have decided to shake up the power structure of, well, everything.Read more
Deborah Harkness talks about her brand-new All Souls novel, Time's Convert, and the challenges that face a "modern" 18th-century vampire who is plunged into a medieval-minded patriarchy.Read more
Two decades ago now, Arthur A. Levine introduced American audiences to an unknown author named J.K. Rowling, and her first novel,
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Earlier this year we went to his office in Manhattan and talked to him about it.
Reese Witherspoon's first book is a delightful hybrid of memoir, cookbook, and Southern lifestyle guide. We caught up with her via email to talk about recipes, tradition, and more.Read more
I listened to him practice his closing argument, and was utterly convinced that his client was innocent. But then I imagined, somewhere across town in Boston, the wife of the prosecutor listening to her husband give his closing argument. In which that very same defendant was guilty. They had used exactly the same evidence to come up with two polar opposite results. How can that be? And I thought... My book my book my book! -- Hank Phillippi Ryan
We talked to the author of our spotlight pick for the Best Books of August about her timely and important new book.Read more
Sold on a Monday follows in the footsteps of
Orphan Train and
Before We Were Yours. Lisa Wingate, the author of
Before We Were Yours, spoke with McMorris about her new novel.
In The Hard Stuff, Wayne Kramer—guitarist and the leader of the legendary Detroit band, the MC5—offers his frank reflections on his mistakes, his misdeeds, his regrets, and the path out of the darkness.Read more
Todd Richards' debut cookbook stole our hearts and appetites this year with his winning combination of creativity, style, and Soul food roots. We asked Richards what cookbooks are on his shelf, the must-have kitchen trifecta, and more...
The co-author of Lynch's fascinating blend of biography and memoir talks to us about the book, working the the unconventional director, and other Lynchian things.Read more