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    • Linda Seger interview, 1990 October

    • Motion picture authorship; Drama - Technique; Characters and characteristics in literature; Motion picture plays - Technique; Fiction - Technique
    • Linda Seger discusses her books, “Making a Good Script Great” and “Creating Unforgettable Characters.” She begins by explaining that her books focus on how to write and sell successful film scripts in Hollywood. She says that rewriting is one of...
    • Katherine Mosby interview, 2002

    • Upper class - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; Triangles (Interpersonal relations) - Fiction; Nineteen fifties - Fiction; Brothers - Fiction; Upper class families - Fiction; Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Katherine Mosby discusses her novel, “The Season of Lillian Dawes.” She begins by introducing the characters and talks about what life was like in upper class New York. She compares her characters to those in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book, “The...
    • Howard Norman interview, 1998 September

    • Jews-Nova Scotia-Fiction; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)-Fiction; Art museums-Fiction; Orphans-Fiction; Nova Scotia-Fiction
    • Connie and Howard begin discussing the book and its setting. Howard discusses the book’s structure and characters according to Connie’s leading questions and comments. Howard then discusses museum guards and their significance to the story. Connie...
    • Laura Van Wormer interview, 1995 March

    • Consolidation and merger of corporations – Fiction; Authors – Fiction; Literary agents – Fiction; Friendship – Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) – Fiction;
    • For the majority of the interview, Connie and Laura talk about the major characters and plot points in the book. They discuss the literary influences that helped shape the characters and themes in her book as well as Laura’s work in the publishing...
    • Laura Van Wormer interview, 1996 January

    • Trials (Murder) – Fiction; New York (N.Y.) – Fiction;
    • Laura begins the interview talking about her personal experience with the jury selection process and serving as a juror for a murder trial that backgrounds her novel. For the majority of the interview, Laura and Connie discuss the characters and...
    • Margaret Coel interview, 2005

    • O'Malley, John (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Holden, Vicky (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Wind River Indian Reservation (Wyo.) - Fiction; Shoshoni Indians - Crimes against - Fiction; Arapaho Indians - Fiction; Women lawyers - Fiction; Indian...
    • Margaret Coel discusses her novel, “Eye of the Wolf.” She explains that it is the 11th book in the series that follows the characters Vicky Holden and Father John O’Malley. Coel gives background on her characters, namely Vicky who is a lawyer...
    • Jasper Fforde interview

    • Libraries - Fiction; Time travel - Fiction; Books and reading - Fiction; Women detectives - Great Britain - Fiction; Characters and characteristics in literature - Fiction; Next, Thursday (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Jasper Fforde discusses his book, “The Well of Lost Plots.” He begins by explaining the plot of the novel, which follows the heroine Thursday Next, who is a detective who specializes in cases involving the protection of the plots and characters of...
    • Amos Oz interview

    • Israel; Conflict of generations - Fiction; Parent and adult child - Fiction; Young men - Fiction
    • Amos Oz discusses his book, “The Same Sea.” He explains that the novel contains several characters whose lives are intertwined. The plot is set in Israel and follows the character Albert, an accountant whose wife Nadia has died. Albert’s son Ricco...
    • Cheryl Henson interview, 1994

    • Henson, Jim; Puppeteers - United States - Biography
    • Cheryl Henson discusses the book, “Jim Henson: The Works: The Art, the Magic, the Imagination," authored by Christopher Finch. Cheryl Henson, daughter of Jim Henson, starts by saying that her father began working on commercials and that the Rowlf...
    • Sidney Sheldon interview, 1986 August

    • Ex-convicts - Fiction; New Orleans (La.) - Fiction; Philadelphia (Pa.) - Fiction; Revenge - Fiction
    • Sidney Sheldon discusses his book, “If Tomorrow Comes.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a woman who breaks out of jail and flees to Europe. He talks about how he tried to incorporate humor into his book and modeled his characters...
    • Joseph Wambaugh interview, 1992 January

    • Fugitives from justice - Fiction; Palm Springs (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Joseph Wambaugh discusses his book, “Fugitive Nights.” Wambaugh describes the characters and the storyline set in Palm Springs, California. He goes on to say that when writing a script, it is character driven, and that the characters are their...
    • Michael André Bernstein interview, 2004 May

    • Galicia (Poland and Ukraine) - Fiction; Aristocracy (Social class) - Fiction; Intelligence officers - Fiction; Jewish preaching - Fiction; Revolutionaries - Fiction; Conspiracies - Fiction; Rabbis - Fiction; Europe - History - 1871-1918 - Fiction
    • Michael André Bernstein discusses his novel, “Conspirators.” He begins by explaining how he is a professor in Berkeley, CA and teaches English and comparative literature. He describes the plot of his book: a play writer who must go back over all...
    • Peter Craig interview, 2005 March 07

    • Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Young women - Fiction; California - Fiction
    • Peter Craig discusses his book, “Blood Father.” He begins by explaining that when he created the characters in the book he thought of them each having a fearful response to something. He discusses how the mother in the novel appears tough, but...
    • Loraine Despres interview

    • Women - Louisiana - Fiction; Louisiana - Fiction
    • Loraine Despres discusses her book, “The Bad Behavior of Belle Cantrell.” She begins by discussing the main character of the book, Belle Cantrell. She explains that the book takes place in Louisiana where Belle tries very hard to be a proper lady,...
    • Robert O. Greer interview, 2000

    • Genetic engineering - Fiction; Pathologists - Fiction;
    • Robert Greer discusses his book, “Limited Time.” He begins by saying that his book is about Olympic athletes who use an illegal drug to enhance their performance. He explains that he is a medical professor at the University of Colorado, and has...
    • Alan Dershowitz interview, 1995 December

    • Trials (Rape) - Fiction; Legal ethics - Fiction; Cambridge (Mass.) - Fiction
    • Alan Dershowitz discusses his book, “The Advocate’s Devil.” Dershowitz describes the characters such as Abe Ringle, the protagonist. He says that his mentors and clients helped him construct the characters and the book brings up issues such as...
    • Arthur Phillips interview, 2003 July 28

    • Americans - Hungary - Budapest - Fiction; Young adults - Fiction; Budapest (Hungary) - Fiction
    • Arthur Phillips discusses his novel, “Prague.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a group of 5 men who meet each other in Budapest and become friends. Two of the men are brothers with family problems, and Phillips describes how he...
    • Robert MacNeil interview, 1995 November

    • Love stories; Political fiction
    • Robert MacNeil discusses his novel, “The Voyage.” He says that the book is about a woman who turns down a marriage proposal in her 20s and never gets asked again. He introduces the characters and talks about how two old lovers decide to meet up...
    • Margot Livesey interview

    • Amnesia
    • Margot Livesey discusses her book, “The Missing World.” She begins by explaining that the book is somewhat autobiographical in that she always longs for second chances in the way that some of the characters in the book do. She then explores the...
    • Boze Hadleigh interview, 1994

    • Homosexuality in motion pictures
    • Boze Hadleigh discusses his book, “The Lavender Screen.” He begins by talking about gay and lesbian actors and actresses in Hollywood. He discusses how Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo were androgynous dressers in real life. He discusses the...

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