Author Interviews

  • Welcome for new Wynne Jones

    <p>It has been a long time since children's booksellers have seen a new Diana Wynne Jones title, so there is a lot of excitement about... Read more

  • A moment of weakness

    <p>Christopher Wakling's sure-footed d&eacute;but, a literary thriller titled On Cape Three Points (Picador, 23rd May, &#163;10.99, tpb, 033049340X), got its inspiration from a disturbing moment... Read more

  • Everyman for himself

    <p>Harlan Coben cements his reputation for page-turning thrillers with No Second Chance.</p><p> Harlan Coben has hit his stride. After building a solid US readership for... Read more

  • In snow and in sand

    <p>Crime writer Henning Mankell divides his life between Europe and Africa.</p><p>Belatedly, long after widespread success elsewhere in Europe, word is spreading among UK readers about... Read more

  • An ambiguous gift from a mother

    <p> Nicky Singer Doll (Collins Flamingo, 3rd March, &#163;4.99, 000715416X).</p><p>Nicky Singer's first novel for children, Feather Boy (Collins), won high critical praise and last year's... Read more

  • Murder on Big Moose Lake

    <p> Jennifer Donnelly A Gathering Light (Bloomsbury, 19th May, &#163;10.99, 0747563047).</p><p>This novel for teenagers by American writer Jennifer Donnelly is a subtly told coming-of-age story... Read more

  • In search of a lost snuggly-wuggly

    <p>Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell Muddle Earth (Macmillan, 7th March, &#163;12.99, 0333947991).</p><p>Writer Paul Stewart and illustrator Chris Riddell co-create their books in a rare working... Read more

  • A young detective obsessed by detail

    <p> Mark Haddon The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (David Fickling Books, 1st May, &#163;10.99, 0385605870/Jonathan Cape, 1st May, &#163;10.99, 0224063782).</p><p>There is... Read more

  • Establishing intellectual rigour

    <p>Andrew Gordon talks about the new S&S UK non-fiction imprint, The Free Press</p><p>Non-fiction editorial director Andrew Gordon is the man in charge of Simon and... Read more

  • Tales of the broken hearted

    <p>Dan Rhodes' tragi-comic stories of disappointed love have won him many fans in the trade--but he has vowed that his third book will be his... Read more

  • Adding a pinch of Salter

    <p>Barbara Casassus meets one French publisher with an appetite for English language authors </p><p>Running a publishing house was not a lifelong dream for American-born Nina... Read more

  • Welcome voice for young fiction

    <p>The children's book world celebrated many newcomers in 2002, and this year looks to be equally promising. Wipe Out, published this month by CollinsChildren'sBooks (&#163;7.99,... Read more

  • The author who toured the universe

    <p> M J Simpson Hitchhiker: A Biography of Douglas Adams (Hodder, 3rd March, &#163;20, 0340824883).</p><p>M J Simpson has compiled the first full-length biography of Douglas... Read more

  • Writer sees loaf burn on odd days (5, 7)

    <p> Sandy Balfour Pretty Girl in Crimson Rose (8) (Atlantic, 13th February, &#163;12.99, 1843540363).</p><p>Sandy Balfour is a television producer living in London. His first book... Read more

  • Exploring America's split psyche

    <p> Eric Schlosser Reefer Madness (Allen Lane, 27th March, &#163;10.99, 0713996587).</p><p>Investigative journalist Eric Schlosser, whose expos&eacute; of the fast food industry Fast Food Nation (Penguin,... Read more