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Being a Teenager is Surreal: An Interview with A. S. King
By October 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Being a Teenager is Surreal: An Interview with A. S. King

Assigning books in the youth department at Booklist can sometimes prove to be a tense process, since we’re all passionate readers and love some of the same authors. But the atmosphere is never stormier than when a new A. S. King novel arrives. When Still Life with Tornado appeared on the mail cart, my colleague Julia and I, […]

Hostile Questions: Jason Reynolds

Hostile Questions: Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds might be the closest thing right now to an “It” author in YA lit. Exhibits A-X: When I Was the Greatest, The Boy in the Black Suit, All American Boys, As Brave as You. But don’t get cocky, Mr. Reynolds! In 2004, The Guardian named Lindsay Lohan their annual “It Girl.” Lindsay Lohan, Mr. Reynolds. […]

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Can’t Break His Stride: An Interview with Brian Freeman

Can’t Break His Stride: An Interview with Brian Freeman

Brian Freeman is an international bestselling author of psychological suspense novels. His books have been sold in 46 countries and 20 languages. His debut thriller, Immoral (2005), won the Macavity Award and was a nominee for the Edgar, Dagger, Anthony, and Barry awards for best first novel, and several of the books in his Jonathan Stride series have received starred […]

Sherlock’s Real World: An Interview with Holmesian Scholar B. J. Rahn

Sherlock’s Real World: An Interview with Holmesian Scholar B. J. Rahn

B. J. Rahn spends a good deal of her life reading detective fiction. And writing about it. And talking about it. The professor of English Literature at New York’s Hunter College has authored Ngaio Marsh: The Woman and Her Work (2007) and has led walking tours of turf once trod by the likes of Arthur Conan […]

Irvine Welsh Talks about The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins
By February 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Irvine Welsh Talks about The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins

Yesterday, the author of Trainspotting (1996) and Skagboys (2012) stopped by the Booklist booth at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting to talk about his latest novel, The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins. He also discussed the difference between Miami and Chicago, why he likes Twitter, and how he found refuge in a library growing up. Our conversation […]

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Hostile Questions: Stephanie Perkins
By September 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Hostile Questions: Stephanie Perkins

Hostile Questions is, of course, known for its questioning, which is of a hostile bent, but something strange happened when I met up with Stephanie Perkins, author of Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and Isla and the Happily Ever After. There I was, bitter beyond my years, when we […]

Hostile Questions: Marcus Sedgwick

Hostile Questions: Marcus Sedgwick

It’s just a couple weeks before Marcus Sedgwick accepts the Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. It’s a pretty sweet deal: your books get these neat foil dealies and you get to take home a glass — well, I don’t know what to call it. It’s a thing. A glass thing. […]

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Hostile Questions: Rainbow Rowell

Hostile Questions: Rainbow Rowell

We at Hostile Questions HQ have been tapping the phones of thousands of authors since we founded our operation in 2012 and it’s time to go public with yet another bombshell. In March 2013, General Rowell (Codename: “Rainbow”) launched a frontal assault against the young-adult world with the Printz Honor-winning (and also Everything-Else-winning) Eleanor & […]

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Hostile Questions: Robin Wasserman

Hostile Questions: Robin Wasserman

Robin Wasserman is neither a “robin” nor a “wasser” nor a “man.” Discuss. Just who do you think you are? From all appearances, the person least likely to write a book with so much axe/chainsaw/Molotov cocktail/blowtorch-killing in it. (Unless you ask my third grade teacher, who was the repository of so many death stares from […]

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Hostile Questions: Sean Beaudoin

Hostile Questions: Sean Beaudoin

Sean Beaudoin is one crafty son-of-a-goat. He comes at you like “Hi, my name is Sean,” but it’s spelled S-e-a-n, which we all know should be pronounced Seeeeen, and then he’s all like, “My last name is Bwadowuhoin,” and it’s all like French or something, and you’re confused–is he like a voodoo priest or just […]

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