10 June 2008

Author Interviews at The Good Books Guide

Eric Forbes, who edits Quill magazine in Malaysia and blogs about books on The Good Books Guide, has made it his mission to interview (together with Tan May Lee) all the authors longlisted for the 2008 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. As part of that series, his interviews with me about Transported and with Elizabeth Smither about The Girl Who Proposed have now been posted on the site.

All the authors have been asked the same questions - the similarities and differences in their answers are fascinating!

One of the unexpected bonuses of this longlisting process for me is the opportunity to find out about so many fine short story writers throughout the world.

In other news: thanks to the New Zealand Book Council, you can Read at Work. It looks like an ordinary work PowerPoint - but look closer, and it's literature!


Barbara Martin said...

Thank you for the interesting links. I am writing dark fantasy in Canada and am currently looking at what other writers in this genre are working on, wherever they may be.

Tim Jones said...

Thanks for your comment, Barbara. I imagine there are quite a few dark fantasy writers in the US and Canada; are you finding many in other parts of the world?