Author Q&A: Mary Pilon

Mary Pilon, author of The Monopolists, a book that delves into the surprisingly scandalous history behind the board game Monopoly, talks with us about her latest book.

Author Q&A: Gayle Forman on the popularity of YA novels

Young adult author Gayle Forman explains the potential power and the real-life importance behind many young adult novels.

Powell’s Events Preview 7.15 – Jimmy Carter, Rebecca Makkai, and more

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With summer well under way, there's no better time to pour yourself a glass of something cold and relax in the warm weather. Get down with your bookworm self by checking out some of these events at Powell's City of Books! July 9:…

Writers on Writers: Mary Pilon on narrative journalism

While writing The Monopolists, the secret history of the beloved board game, Mary Pilon was influenced by a number of non-fiction narrative journalists like Gay Talese and Erik Larson. Additionally, Pilon tells us a few of her favorite authors she reads in her down-time.

Author Q&A: Cai Emmons on her writing routine

Cai Emmons, author of The Stylist, tells us about her writing routine. She prefers mornings with fresh coffee and making notes and changes by hand.

Writers on Writers: David Treuer on “chameleon-like” authors

Author David Treuer tells us which writers are most inspiring to him and how variety in style and tone is a must. Giving examples of these "chameleon-like" writers, Truer lists The Unconsoled, The Remains of the Day, and Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro as well…

Author Q&A: David Treuer on Prudence

David Treuer describes how his latest novel, Prudence, came together. Prudence tells the story of Frankie Washburn, who visits his hometown in Minnesota during WWII to celebrate his enlistment. The visit is interrupted when a German soldier escapes from a POW camp, the…

Epilogue Episode 1 – 5.21.15

Join us for our first episode of Epilogue, a news-in-review show about books, produced by students at the University of Oregon. Host Dana Bredeweg brings us the latest in literary news, from Mark Twain's lost letters to the San Francisco Chronicle to adult…

Author Q&A: Gayle Forman’s advice for young writers

Gayle Forman, author of I Was Here, gives advice to young writers.

Author Q&A: Listening for Coyotes by William Sullivan

Author William Sullivan regales us with tales from his 1,361-mile, 65-day solo hike across Oregon. More stories can be found in his book, Listening for Coyote.

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