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Christian Lander

Christian Lander

A blog that became a book, Stuff White People Like is a tongue-in-cheek, list-style discussion of... well, stuff that white people like. Christian Lander talks about its success, its detractors, and how it all began.

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Andrew Davidson

Andrew Davidson

Andrew Davidson talks about his debut novel, The Gargoyle and how he is staying remarkably calm about all the hype and his worldwide book tour.

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Digging Deeper

Roderick Gordon & Brian Williams

Step into the dark world of Tunnels with Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams. The co-authors talk to AbeBooks about Deeper - the follow up to their 2007 fantasy bestseller, Tunnels, where teenage hero Will Burrows travels deeper underground and deeper into trouble.

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Beyond the Great Wall

Jeffrey Alford & Naomi Duguid

Is it a cookbook, a travel book or a coffee table photography book? Beyond the Great Wall: Recipes and Travels in the Other China is all of these things.

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David Andelman on History and Politics

David Andelman

David Andelman, a longtime foreign correspondent, looks at the Treaty of Versailles and how it influenced conflicts around the world.

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Keeping Up With Sadie Jones

Sadie Jones

AbeBooks talks to Sadie Jones about her acclaimed debut novel, The Outcast, and how its success is changing her life.

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Getting Gritty with Elizabeth Hand

Elizabeth Hand

Meet Elizabeth Hand - a writer, a mother, a reader and a former winner of the prestigious science fiction Nebula Award.

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Seduced by Merline Lovelace

Merline Lovelace

Ever wonder who is behind a romance novel? Met Merline Lovelace, a former US Air Force colonel and a prolific writer of more than 70 romance novels.

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Ranting & Raving With Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club talks about his new book Rant and why it might be a good idea to bring smelling salts with you to one of his readings.

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Yann Martel

Yann Martel

Yann Martel is back to talk about the illustrated Life of Pi, how his life changed with the success of the book, and the progress towards his new book.

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Mark Ames

Mark Ames

News of mass killings has everyone wondering "Why?" Mark Ames tells AbeBooks why we're seeing more rage than we did 30 years ago.

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Kiran Desai on the Booker

Kiran Desai - The Inheritance of Loss

AbeBooks talks to Kiran Desai about the luxury of the Booker Prize, life on the road and protests against The Inheritance of Loss.

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Matt Haig: Family Matters

Matt Haig

Matt Haig, author of The Dead Fathers Club and The Last Family in England, tells us how he channels Shakespeare, MySpace, and the universal subject of death to write and promote his very original books.

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On the Brink With Richard Gwyn

Richard Gwyn

AbeBooks talks to Richard Gwyn about his life on the edge, poetry and his newest book, Deep Hanging Out.

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Meg Tilly: Finding the Courage

Meg Tilly

Former Oscar-nominated-actress-turned-author Meg Tilly pulled no punches with her latest book, the heartbreakingly emotional Gemma.

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What Will Happen in Harry Potter 7?

Andy Gordon

Think you know everything about Harry Potter? Meet Andy Gordon, he's a contributor to the Harry Potter fan site Mugglenet.com and co-author to the book What Will Happen in Harry Potter 7?

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Natalie Maclean

Natalie Maclean

Acclaimed wine writer Natalie Maclean talks about her global wine tasting adventures and what it's like to have the best job in the world. But is she really drunk all day long?

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MC Beaton

MC Beaton

MC Beaton takes a break from her cigarettes, coffee and writing to talk to us about her bossy heroine, Agatha Raisin, life in the heart of the English countryside, and her favorite authors.

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Rick Browne

Rick Browne

There may be an international flavour to Rick Browne's latest recipe collection The Big Book of Barbecue Sides, but in the barbecue master's opinion, nothing tops his Beer Butt Chicken.

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Meg Gardiner

Meg Gardiner

Meg Gardiner tells us about what it’s like to not be published in your native country, Stephen King, and her international smuggling habits.

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Amy Stewart

Amy Stewart

Have you ever wondered where the flowers in your florist or supermarket come from? The farm down the road perhaps? Think again. Amy Stewart talks to AbeBooks about her love affair with flowers.

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Lynne Truss

Lynne Truss

Lynne Truss took time out from her vacation to tell us about her favorite bookstore, why she hates cyclists and how she scored ringside seats to the Lennox Lewis/Evander Holyfield fight.

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John Burns

John Burns

They say that there is a book inside all of us. For John Burns, that book turned out to be about a very lovable and well-mannered penguin named Pengey.

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Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain is frank and often blunt, but he's always entertaining. The chef-turned-author-turned-TV star tells it like it is when it comes to vegans, Gordon Ramsay, and the worst restaurant in the world.

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Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes, bestselling author of Arthur & George talks with us about Sherlock Holmes, his favourite bookshop, and not winning the Booker.

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Nathaniel Fick

Nathaniel Fick

Former US Marine Nathaniel Fick reveals why he feels the US is in danger, and why leaving the Marines was the second best decision he has ever made.

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Douglas Glover

Douglas Glover

Meet Douglas Glover, author of Governor General Literary Award-winning Elle.

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Joshua Greene on George Harrison

Joshua Greene

Greene's new book, Here Comes the Sun: The Spiritual and Musical Journey of George Harrison, was sparked by his memories of a meeting with Harrison in December 1969 when the writer was a 19-year-old organ player and Harrison was one of the world's most famous musicians.

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Lisa See

A language, kept secret for centuries in rural China, provides the back-drop to Lisa See’s latest novel, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan - recently reviewed in USA Today & LA Times.

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Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith, creator of The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, talks about gruesome fairytales, a scary book called Common Sense and Nuclear Warfare and much more in our exclusive interview.

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Iain Banks

Iain Banks has been one of the UK’s most productive and successful writers for the past 20 years. Find out why he’ll never leave Scotland and won’t be writing any more non-fiction books.

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Nancy Pearl

Nancy Pearl

Author Nancy Pearl is the go-to person when looking for the next great book to read. We spoke to her about her favorite books, celebrity authors, and her action figure.

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Chelsea Cain

Chelsea Cain is the author of Confessions of a Teen Sleuth – an entertaining parody of Nancy Drew, which exposes everything you always wanted to know about the heroine from River Heights.

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Jared Diamond

Jared Diamond - the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Guns, Germs and Steel and Why Sex is Fun - reveals why he loves birds and reading Italian in our exclusive author interview.

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Anne Perry

Anne Perry has been a published author since 1979 when The Cater Street Hangman hit the bookshelves. Now she has 50 books to her name with Long Spoon Lane – a tale of Victorian terrorism – published in April 2005.

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Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Amy Krouse Rosenthal has grabbed the attention of North America with her entertaining but highly insightful book Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life.

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Elizabeth Becka

Four long hard years spent as a criminal forensic scientist in Cleveland gave Elizabeth Becka the inspiration for her debut novel - a crime thriller called Trace Evidence.

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Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton’s career has been spent writing books that tackle questions of everyday life. They refer both to his experiences and ideas – and those of artists, philosophers and thinkers of the past.

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Elisabeth de Feydeau

Elisabeth de Feydeau

The world remains fascinated with the mystique of Marie Antoinette. Elisabeth de Feydeau's A Scented Palace - which traces the story of Jean-Louis Fargeon, Marie's devoted perfumer - offers a fresh scent on the French monarch, her extravagant life and her dramatic demise.

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Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell prefers to write about the mundane, but extremely influential, aspects of life rather than the exotic. Published in January, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking has cemented his position as a leading cultural commentator and is a best-seller across the world.

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Leonard Brody

Leonard Brody

Canadian author and entrepreneur Leonard Brody talks to us about start-up companies, online communities, and his fellow Canadians.

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Laura Penny

Meet Laura Penny, author of the bestselling book Your Call Is Important To Us as she reveals the alleged culture of spin and marketing.

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Richard Esposito

Richard Esposito

ABC TV journalist and author Richard Esposito talks about his novel The Bomb Squad and discusses the challenges faced while he was assigned to the New York bomb squad.

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Amy Ephron

One Sunday Morning is the latest offering from LA author Amy Ephron - find out why she thinks it is so hard to keep a secret in our exclusive AbeBooks interview.

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