David Lagercrantz reads from The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (Knopf 2017), the latest in the Lisbeth Salander series. We talk about continuing Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series, being a board member of PEN in Sweden, what our parents want for us, and, briefly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Steve Hamilton talks about his latest Nick Mason novel Exit Strategy out with Putnam. We talk about working in a series, screenplays, switching publishers, promises, writers groups, and the dark side of the self.
ElizabethGeorge reads from the crime novel in her Inspector Lynley Series A Banquet of Consequences out in paperback from Viking/Penguin Books. We talk about developing characters over the course of a long series and about researching your novel when it is set in another country. We also talk about creating suspense.
Alexander McCall Smith read from his novel in the Isabel Dalhousie series The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds published by Pantheon Books. We talk about working in a series, Edinburgh, and suspension of disbelief.
Jennifer Holm reads from her sequel The Trouble with May Amelia (2011) published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Simon & Schuster. We take a look at her book series with her brother Matthew Holm, the wonderful Babymouse: Mad Scientist” and “Squish: Super Amoeba published by Random House. We also talk about how drawing from the spring of family history has influenced her work and about how she grew up as a voracious reader.