So … I’ve been blogging about current events and books about them since late December on a near-daily basis.
And, while I love what I’ve been doing, as well as your thought provoking, insightful and occasionally combative comments, I know I need to mix things up a little bit.
Enter author interviews.
My goal is to provide you with interviews from authors whose books have not yet been printed or have just been published so as to give the inside scoop on their work and their thoughts about it.
Here are three candidates:
1. Peter Laufer, The Dangerous World of Butterflies: The Startling Subculture of Criminals, Collectors and Conservationists. Long-time socially conscious writer Laufer was looking for a break from heavy subjects after writing Mission Rejected: U.S. Soldiers Who Say No to Iraq, so found himself looking into the seemingly light topic of butterflies. The results surprised him.
2. Lac Su , I Love Yous Are For White People. I bloggedabout this book earlier this week and have been in touch with Su about his memoir about fleeing South Vietnam and growing up in Los Angeles. We were on track to talk this weekend, and his wife just had twins!
3.Brendan I. Koerner, Now The Hell Will Start: One Soldier’s Flight From the Greatest Manhunt of World War II. I’ve not yet read this book, so can’t say much specific, but it looks fascinating. It tells the story of black soldier Herman Perry, who shot an unarmed white lieutenant and fled into the wilderness. Spike Lee has purchased the movie rights for the book, which is coming out in paperback later this month.
What authors would you like to see interviewed?
What questions should I ask and not ask?