author of The Return
Buzz Aldrin is on a new mission. The former
astronaut is determined to see that mankind gets to
Mars by 2020. And he'll use every means at his
disposal -- including literature -- to see that it
author of The Truth Teller
The award-winning novelist talks about the
trouble with teens, long-term marriages and her new
novel, The Truth Teller, that happens to
deal with both issues. And more.
author of Dish it Out
Two years ago Christine Cushing was a making
her living as a food stylist, caterer and kitchen
appliance demonstrator. Now she hosts one of the
highest rated cooking shows in her market. You had
to know there was going to be a book.
author of Experience
Once described as one of the most celebrated
and vilified authors of his generation, Martin Amis
talks about the making of Experience, the
craft of his art and the site memoir that will be
his next project.
author of Me Talk Pretty One Day
Playwright, radio star and bestselling author
David Sedaris talks about his new book, his
upcoming play, why he spent time in a morgue and
his late cat, Neil.
author of A Student of Weather
Elizabeth Hay's debut novel is following a
tough act. Her 1997 collection of short stories,
Small Change, was shortlisted for more
awards than any other book that season. The noise
over that collection has made A Student of
Weather a much anticipated first novel.
author of Fierce Invalids Home From Hot
The internationally bestselling author of
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues talks about why
he was relieved to find he didn't kill Elvis,
subatomic contradictions and his latest and largest
novel to date, Fierce Invalids Home From Hot
author of We Want Some Too
Underground culture guru Hal Niedzviecki talks
about his take on pop culture at the beginning of
the 21st century, why we've become so jaded as well
as the emptiness -- and even the danger -- of the
author of Demolition
With his most recent pair of novels winning him
new fans and a screenplay in the works, a
comfortable Crais muses on his development of
fictional private eye Elvis Cole, his experiences
writing for television and his longstanding
fondness for Spider-Man.
by Matt Maranian
If you locked Martha Stewart in a room painted
hot pink with a bushel of rattan, a few thousand
square yards of purple shag carpeting and a
hot-melt glue gun she just might come up with some
of the interiors showcased in Pad:
The Guide to Ultra-Living.
by Meir Shalev
Four Meals is a novel about hidden
intimacies and forgotten pasts. A haunting novel,
masterfully translated into English, losing none of
its poetic beauty and wistful voice.
by Mark Lindquist
This grim but amusing story focuses on the
regrets and missed opportunities of a
self-deprecating prosecutor, whose past and present
lives are suddenly flung together when he defends a
young woman who accuses a popular musician of rape.
by Linwood Barclay
A Canadian humorist's memories of growing up in
a trailer resort named "Green Acres" offers plenty
of earthy humor, but the book is also a unique
coming-of-age story told with admirable candor and
by Kevin Burton Smith
Amidst all the hype about the new movie
Shaft, it's time to reassess that "black
private dick who's a sex machine to all the chicks"
and to recognize how John Shaft kicked the door
open for a diverse bunch of literary descendants.
by David Lindsey and
by David Baker
Two very diferent books take very different
looks at a similar subject: the nature and results
Minimalist Cooks at
by Mark Bittman
After being baited with one too many
crusted-in-something halibut steaks, The
Minimalist Cooks at Home is a delight.
Beautiful food prepared in a straightforward manner
and simply explained.
by David Almond
Whitbread-winning author David Almond's most
recent book is about the place where magic, dreams
and everyday life collide. Almond's prose is
elegant, sparse and powerful.
by Richard Calder
Malignos not only evokes Christian and
classical myth but also previous decadent
narratives of fantasy and science fiction. A
sensual delight for the intellect, titillating and
thrilling, intriguing and immense.