Q&A with Nico Walker

Student. Soldier. Addict. Bank Robber. Convict. All these labels describe one of the year’s most acclaimed debut novelists, Nico Walker.  Written while in federal prison, Walker’s novel Cherry is a poignant, fictional account of all those things—and an important book with regards to the treatment of Veterans, mental health issues, and the addiction crisis that plagues … Continue reading Q&A with Nico Walker

Q&A with debut author Raymond Villareal

In this ambitious and wildly original debut—part social-political satire, part international mystery—a new virus turns people into something a bit more than human, upending society as we know it. Raymond Villareal was kind enough to answer some questions before he comes to the store to speak about his novel, A People's History of the Vampire … Continue reading Q&A with debut author Raymond Villareal

Kevin Powers on his influences, favorite books, & more

Kevin Powers' first book, The Yellow Birds, won the Pen/Hemingway prize for first book and was a finalist for the National Book Award for fiction. Powers' new novel, A Shout in the Ruins, weaves together stories that span over a century of life in the post-Civil War South. Kevin Powers was kind enough to answer our questions ahead of … Continue reading Kevin Powers on his influences, favorite books, & more

Charles Soule on music, lightsabers & writing in pencil

Comic book writer Charles Soule stops by the store this Wednesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. to discuss his first novel, The Oracle Year. Check out his answers to The BookPeople Questionnaire below.   BP: What are you reading these days? CS: I’m in the middle of a bunch of books right now, which is … Continue reading Charles Soule on music, lightsabers & writing in pencil

Christopher Moore on his literary influences, the Russian River & marine biology

Christopher Moore stops by the store Tuesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. to discuss his new novel, Noir, a parody of hard-boiled detective fiction. Check out Moore's answers to The BookPeople Questionnaire below! BP: What are you reading these days? CM: Jack London’s San Francisco Stories by Jack London, Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness by Melissa … Continue reading Christopher Moore on his literary influences, the Russian River & marine biology

Meg Wolitzer on Scrabble, George Eliot & that ‘new-car-smell of a beginning’

New York Times-bestselling author Meg Wolitzer stops by the store this Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. to discuss her new novel, The Female Persuasion. Check out her answers to The BookPeople Questionnaire below! BP: What are you reading these days? MW: Gary Shteyngart’s upcoming Lake Success. A while back, Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties. BP: … Continue reading Meg Wolitzer on Scrabble, George Eliot & that ‘new-car-smell of a beginning’

Charles Frazier on coffee, Asheville & not going to law school

Charles Frazier stops by the store Monday, April 16 at 7 p.m. to discuss his new novel Varina, which we predict will be a hit -- Frazier previously penned Cold Mountain! Check out his answers to The BookPeople Questionnaire below. BP: What are you reading these days? CF: Tayari Jones, An American Marriage; Paolo Cognetti, The … Continue reading Charles Frazier on coffee, Asheville & not going to law school

Robert Ashcroft on public corruption, Bill Watterson & ‘Twin Peaks’

Robert Ashcroft stops by the store this Sunday, April 15 at 5 p.m. to discuss The Megarothke, a sci fi/horror novel that's drawing comparisons to Blade Runner and Westworld. Check out his answers to The BookPeople Questionnaire below! BP: What are you reading these days? RA: I just finished Tropic of Kansas by Christopher Brown and … Continue reading Robert Ashcroft on public corruption, Bill Watterson & ‘Twin Peaks’

Leah Stewart on Jane Austen, the word ‘ardent’ & making herself cry

Leah Stewart stops by the store this Saturday, April 7 at 6 p.m. to discuss her new novel, What You Don't Know About Charlie Outlaw. Put simply, it's about a famous actor who gets kidnapped on a hiking excursion. Check out Stewart's answers to The BookPeople Questionnaire below!  BP: What are you reading these days? … Continue reading Leah Stewart on Jane Austen, the word ‘ardent’ & making herself cry