My interview with National Book Award winner, Colum McCann

Posted by on Nov 23, 2009 in Authors, Books, Journalism, seattle, Writing | No Comments

When Colum McCann won the National Book Award last week, for his wonderful novel, “Let the Great World Spin,” he became the first Irish author to win the award (and dedicated it to his fellow Irish-American, Frank McCourt, who recently died). In July, Colum came to Seattle to read at the Seattle Public Library. Afterward, […]

Favorite (& best) libraries: New York + Seattle

Posted by on Nov 7, 2009 in Authors, Books, Newspapers, Ripley, Writing | One Comment

Like most non-fiction writers, I’ve spent untold hours in libraries and archives all over the country. I love these places, homes to the printed words that help bring my subjects to life – old court cases, manuscript collections, century-old books, and microfilmed newspapers. I’ve been fortunate to have lived in two cities with spectacular libraries […]