BTW Interviews

30 Sep

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Alexander Weinstein

Alexander Weinstein is the author of the Summer/Fall 2016 Indies Introduce debut Children of the New World: Stories, which “hums with creative energy,” said Pete Mulvihill of Green Apple Books.

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16 Sep

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Sandra Evans

Sandra Evans is the author of the Summer/Fall 2016 Indies Introduce middle-grade debut This Is Not a Werewolf Story, which Lisa Nehs of Books & Company said is “a wonderful mix of mythology, mystery, and suspense.”

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16 Sep

A Q&A With Brit Bennett, Author of October’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Brit Bennett’s debut novel, The Mothers, is “an honest, modern, and triumphant book” that explores the kind of salvation “that comes with self-acceptance and growth,” said Women & Children First’s Jamie Thomas.

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12 Sep

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Robin MacArthur

Robin MacArthur is the author of the Summer/Fall 2016 Indies Introduce debut Half Wild: Stories, a collection of connected stories depicting the hardscrabble lives of people living in rural Vermont. 

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06 Sep

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Michelle Pretorius

Michelle Pretorius is the author of the Summer/Fall 2016 Indies Introduce debut The Monster’s Daughter, which Linda Sherman-Nurick of Cellar Door Books described as “part mystery, part historical fiction, part science fiction, and, above all, a page-turning read.”

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25 Aug

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Margot Harrison

Margot Harrison is the author of the Summer/Fall 2016 Indies Introduce debut The Killer in Me, which Valerie Koehler of Blue Willow Bookshop called a “must-read thriller for teens.”

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23 Aug

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Atef Abu Saif

Atef Abu Saif is the author of The Drone Eats With Me: A Gaza Diary, a Summer/Fall 2016 Indies Introduce debut. Mary Fran Buckley of Eight Cousins said Abu Saif’s account is “testimony that must be heard.”

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17 Aug

Ann Patchett on “Commonwealth,” September’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Ann Patchett talks to BTW about her seventh novel, Commonwealth, which examines how one chance encounter irrevocably changed the course of two families’ lives. 

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15 Aug

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Adriana Mather

Adriana Mather is the author of How to Hang a Witch, a Summer/Fall 2016 Indies Introduce debut that “truly stands out as unique in the realm of teen fiction,” said Lisa Nehs of Books & Company.

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04 Aug

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Katie Kennedy

Katie Kennedy is the author of the Summer/Fall 2016 Indies Introduce debut Learning to Swear in America, “the story of a fledgling teen finally getting the chance to be a kid,” said Janelle Smith of Auntie’s Bookstore.

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