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Author News & Interviews

Interview: Ken Follett, author of Code to Zero

Dec 15, 2000

December 15, 2000

CODE TO ZERO, is the intense new thriller from Ken Follett, the acclaimed author of EYE OF THE NEEDLE and THE THIRD TWIN. Bookreporter.com Writer Ann Bruns, a life-long fan, was eager to find out more about the man behind the books. Join our conversation with Follett as we question him about his writing, the CIA, communism, his early children's books, a hint about his next project and much more.

Interview: Douglas Clegg, author of Mischief

Sep 17, 2000

September 15, 2000

While Stephen King has been grabbing all of the headlines recently for using the Internet to distribute his work, he is by no means the only established author who is utilizing cyberspace in new ways to distribute --- and market --- their work. Douglas Clegg, the acclaimed author of THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, THE NIGHTMARE CHRONICLES and YOU COME WHEN I CALL YOU, as well as last year's e-serialized NAOMI, recently inaugurated a website as part of a unique multimedia introduction to his trilogy THE HARROW HAUNTING, a very ambitious effort to combine conventional publishing and eBooks with other media. Clegg recently took time from his extremely busy schedule to discuss this groundbreaking project.

Interview: Jeffery Deaver, author of The Empty Chair

May 12, 2000

May 12, 2000

Jeffery Deaver is one of our favorite thriller writers. Not only can he quickly tap out nail-biting suspense novels, he is also genuine, sincere, and from all our email exchanges, kindhearted. You might expect a more frightening visage from the creator of such twisted stories as THE BONE COLLECTOR, but you'd be wrong. Recently, Joe Hartlaub, Bookreporter.com's Senior Writer and thriller aficionado, had an opportunity to ask Deaver about his new thriller THE EMPTY CHAIR, future movies starring everyone's favorite protagonist Lincoln Rhyme, the honor of receiving the DREAM Award, and much more in our latest interview.

Interview: Donald E. Westlake, author of The Hook

Apr 21, 2000

April 21, 2000

Prolific author Donald E. Westlake, often referred to as the Mystery grand master, is back again with his latest thriller, THE HOOK. Not simply a mystery, THE HOOK, like his recent book THE AX, is full of psychological suspense. Bookreporter.com's Senior Writer Joe Hartlaub has followed Westlake's career through the years, reading Westlake and his infamous pseudonym, Richard Stark. Delve into Donald's dark world with Joe as your guide in this interview.

Author Talk: Christopher Reich, author of The Runner

Apr 1, 2000

April 2000

Q: You've spoken about the moment in history that inspired THE RUNNER. Can you describe it for readers, and explain why it sparked this thriller from you?