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Author News & Interviews

Author Talk: Michael Connelly, author of The Drop

Dec 1, 2011

In Michael Connelly’s new Harry Bosch novel, THE DROP, the LAPD homicide detective simultaneously takes on two cases. Both deal with shocking deaths, and both go back years --- even decades --- into the past. In this interview, Connelly sheds light on the triple meaning of the title. He also discusses the extensive research he conducts through real crime cases, how he balances Harry Bosch with the protagonist of the Lincoln Lawyer series, Mickey Haller, and the evolution of Bosch’s character over the past 20 years.

Author Talk: Sue Grafton, author of V is for Vengeance

Nov 17, 2011

Sue Grafton’s latest Kinsey Millhone mystery, V IS FOR VENGEANCE, finds Kinsey on the case of a shoplifting ring that may be associated with a murder. In this interview, Grafton shares her personal thoughts on the ideas of vengeance, crime and addiction. She also gives insight into her writing and research processes, sheds light on Kinsey’s character, and discusses her plans for future novels.

Interview: Alison Bechdel, author of The Best American Comics 2011

Oct 4, 2011

What do you say about a year like 2011? If you’re talking comics…plenty. Alison Bechdel, who this year joins Jessica Abel and Matt Madden to edit the annual anthology The Best American Comics,discusses her favorites, what she looks for in a best comic, and much more.

Interview: Craig Thompson, author of Habibi

Sep 20, 2011

With Habibi, Craig Thompson elevates the graphic novel form to even higher levels. Here, he discusses the work that went into creating this masterpiece and the implications its winding, twisted, religiously and socially inspired tales create. Also, Craig shares some of the work-in-progress artwork that went into creating Habibi.

Interview: Brandon Thomas, author of The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury: Time Runs Out

Aug 30, 2011

Brandon Thomas created his heroine Miranda Mercury to make the kind of comic book he’d like to see in the marketplace. While publishers initially shied away from the concept for a number of reasons, The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury eventually found a home with Archaia Entertainment and has been garnering attention and praise in the graphic novel world. It appears on this year's YALSA list of selections of Great Graphic Novels for Teens and has been nominated for four Glyph Awards. Thomas spoke to GraphicNovelReporter about how he created Miranda, his decades-long love of comics, and how he’s been both writing about comics and for comics the last several years.