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Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday Discussion: Dream Author Interview

As I have mentioned previously, I will be posting my interview with best selling author Jonathan Maberry on March 4th, so in anticipation I am gearing up here on RA for All all week.

This got me thinking about other authors I wish I could interview.  I do personally love Maberry; in fact, in the new book, I proudly proclaim Maberry and Joe Hill the "New Kings of Horror."  So, I think after interviewing Maberry, Hill would be the next on the top of my interview list. 

I would also love to interview Jasper Fforde since his books are so clever.  It is clear he is a book lover and a reader.

In terms of dead authors, I wish I could have the chance to pick the brains of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and Edgar Allan Poe.  They were such geniuses and way ahead of their time. I would have loved the chance to talk to them and see how they saw themselves and their work.

These are just the ones off the top of my head.  I am sure all of you have many authors you would love the chance to ask a few questions to, so why not share them here?

For today's Monday Discussion, let me know which authors, living or dead, you would love to interview.  What would you ask them? To see what I did ask when I had the chance to interview Maberry, check back on March 4th.

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Kathy BPL RA said...

It would have been amazing to interview Stieg Larsson. Just getting his view of Swedish politics would be worth it. In terms of authors I just really like and think would be alternately fun and interesting to talk to, I would include Jonathan Lethem, Ann Patchett and Kate Atkinson.

Donna said...

Though not usually thought of as an author (though he wrote quite a bit), I'd love to bring back and interview Benjamin Franklin. I'd love to see the look on his face when he experienced America today. I think he'd be intrigued by the way we put electricity to work. I'd like to ask one of the "originators" what their "original intent" was in the Constitution.

John BPL RA said...

Albert Camus. I have so many questions I'd like to ask him about existence. He'd give me a straight answer unlike everyone else one meets in life.

Anonymous said...


The Italian historian Niccolo
Machiavelli would be my choice.
His masterpiece, The Prince, is
one of the most influential
books I ever read. As a student
of Political Science myself, to
talk with the father of modern
poli sci would be a lesson
never forgotten.