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Steve Jones
Steve      Jones Lonely Boy
The Sex Pistols' guitarist is a recovering addict, thief, and rock legend. With Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol, he explores punk rock, his dodgy childhood, and the one book he's read.
Roxane Gay
Roxane Gay Difficult Women
This Bad Feminist author is best known for her essays and columns. Now she's back with Difficult Women, a collection of short stories. She talks to us about feminism, influences, and who would play her in a movie.
Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher The Princess Diarist
The actress and author returns to the beginning of Star Wars—and talks about her secret affair with costar Harrison Ford in the memoir The Princess Diarist.
Michael Chabon
Michael Chabon Moonglow
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author weaves together his family's own history with world history in Moonglow, a novel-disguised-as-memoir about truth, lies, and mythology.
Stephenie Meyer
Stephenie Meyer The Chemist
The author of the Twilight series is back! Meyer tells us how she embraced her inner fangirl and used Jason Bourne as inspiration for her new spy thriller, The Chemist.
Maria Semple
Maria Semple Today Will Be Different
"I want my readers to be thinking, 'Wait, did that just really happen?'" The Where'd You Go, Bernadette author talks mom guilt, fear, and her new book, Today Will Be Different.
Jennifer Weiner
Jennifer Weiner Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing
The Good in Bed author pours her soul (and, yes, heart) into her memoir, Hungry Heart, which explores stories about sex, weight, and more with Weiner's signature wit.
Jonathan Safran Foer
Jonathan Safran Foer Here I Am
A marriage implodes; an earthquake devastates Israel. Crisis, questioning, and the meaning of home anchor Here I Am, Foer's hugely anticipated third novel.
Colson Whitehead
Colson Whitehead The Underground Railroad
A runaway slave seeks freedom via subterranean trains in The Underground Railroad, Whitehead's powerful exploration of race and identity in America.
Jacqueline Woodson
Jacqueline Woodson Another Brooklyn
In the lyrical, '70s-set Another Brooklyn, Jacqueline Woodson, author of Brown Girl Dreaming, explores the power of memory, friendship, and the search for home.
Jay McInerney
Jay McInerney Bright, Precious Days
The Bright Lights, Big City author's love affair with New York continues in Bright, Precious Days, his third book about the glamorous Calloways.
Michael J. Sullivan
Michael J. Sullivan Age of Myth (The Legends of the First Empire, #1)
Michael J. Sullivan makes his hardcover debut with his latest opus, Age of Myth, the first in a five-book series sure to delight fantasy-lover fans.
Julian Fellowes
Julian Fellowes Belgravia
Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes returns to the page with his new book, Belgravia, an irresistibly romantic novel set in Victorian-era London.
Elin Hilderbrand
Elin Hilderbrand Here's to Us
A bad boy celebrity chef—and his untimely death—anchors Here's to Us, Hilderbrand's Nantucket-set novel about love, loss, and the fluffiest Champagne cake imaginable.
Justin Cronin
Justin Cronin The City of Mirrors (The Passage, #3)
A decade in the making, Justin Cronin's post-apocalyptic Passage trilogy is finally concluding with The City of Mirrors. Find out how the epic series is really all about love.
Joe Hill
Joe Hill The Fireman
Joe Hill says the world will end in fire, and we should listen! In his apocalyptic new thriller, The Fireman, those infected by a contagious plague are bursting into flames.
Louise Erdrich
Louise Erdrich LaRose
A hunting accident changes the lives of two families in LaRose, a poetic new novel from the National Book Award-winning author, set in a small North Dakota reservation town.
Nora Roberts
Nora Roberts The Obsession
Still irresistibly entertaining after more than 200 novels, the bestselling author chats about The Obsession, her new suspense novel starring a woman with a dark past.
Augusten Burroughs
Augusten Burroughs Lust & Wonder
The hilariously honest and slightly warped brain behind Running with Scissors returns with another memoir, Lust & Wonder—this time about his search for love.
Patricia Briggs
Patricia Briggs Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson, #9)
The bestselling urban fantasy writer dishes on her love of werewolves and her new book, Fire Touched, the latest adventure for shape-shifting heroine Mercy Thompson.
Helen Oyeyemi
Helen Oyeyemi What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours
The imaginative author of Boy, Snow, Bird returns with a new collection of interlocking stories, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, about the power and mystery of keys.
Yann Martel
Yann Martel The High Mountains of Portugal
The Life of Pi author returns with The High Mountains of Portugal, a labyrinthine novel that intertwines human stories and spans continents—and there are chimpanzees!
Lois McMaster Bujold
Lois McMaster Bujold Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
Thirty years after the start of her epic Vorkosigan Saga, the science fiction master continues to develop her rich universe in Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen.
China Miéville
China Miéville This Census-Taker
The genre-bending author, known for his peculiar worlds and haunting imagery, chats about his disturbing new book, This Census-Taker, and the value of pessimism.
Marie Kondō
Marie Kondō Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
The decluttering guru takes her beloved KonMari Method to the next level in her new guide, Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up.
Paula Hawkins
Paula Hawkins The Girl on the Train
The Goodreads Choice Winner for Best Mystery & Thriller explains how the runaway success of her novel, The Girl on the Train, has—and hasn't—changed her life.
Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
In his short story collection Trigger Warning, the Goodreads Choice Winner for Best Fantasy demonstrates the haunting genius that has kept him on top.
Connor Franta
Connor Franta A Work in Progress
The young YouTube sensation talks movingly about coming of age in the digital era in A Work in Progress, the Goodreads Choice Winner for Best Memoir.
Isabel Allende
Isabel Allende The Japanese Lover
The Chilean American novelist returns to historical form with The Japanese Lover, an epic love story that ranges from present-day San Francisco to WWII-era Poland.
Interview also available in Spanish!
Orhan Pamuk
Orhan Pamuk A Strangeness in My Mind
Ever-changing Istanbul stars in A Strangeness in My Mind, as a boza seller observes the city over four decades while searching his own heart for love.
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