Are you interested in the thoughts and lives of the bookish people of today? Don’t look any further and read the best interviews of the week.


We already reviewed Cronenberg’s first novel Consumed, but wouldn’t you want to hear what he has to say about it?
At first I thought, “Well, of course I’m going to want to make a movie out of my own novel, because, what an opportunity! How many directors get to do that?” But then I suddenly thought … I’d be bored.

David Mitchell is sharing his favorite Japanese novels with A.V. Club and answers some questions about his own works.
As James Brown sings, “It’s a man’s world.” James Brown does not sing, “If you have a daughter, then you become…”

Over at Kirkus they interviewed Jandy Nelson who you know from our YA book club pick #2, Caitlin Moran (author of How to Build a Girl) and Scott Westerfeld of the much heralded YA novel Afterworlds.

An interview with Jason Aaron, the guy who turned Thor into a woman. Why did he do it and what will the fans think?
This was all my idea. This was not about Marvel coming to me and saying, “We want you to change this character to a woman. Any woman will do.” This was me having a very specific story in mind.

Lena Dunham’s book was published yesterday, so expect to see more interviews with her as well. First up Fresh Air interviewing her about the book, sex and writing about lost girls.
The term “oversharing” is so complicated because I do think that it’s really gendered.

What was your favorite interview this week and did we miss any? Let us know in the comments!


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