Tonight I had the pleasure of doing a joint interview with Kaye Cloutman, and we were interviewing the bestselling author of The Passage, Justin Cronin. As this reading and signing was close to the end of his book tour, I was expecting Justin to be giving short answers to questions he’d probably answered a million times in the last couple months on his tour, and yet he answered each question as if this was his very first interview for The Passage, going into a depth and complexity I hadn’t expected. We ended up running out of time, as Justin then had to do his reading and signing, but what we ended up recording (both audio and video) turned out to be a really great and fun interview. It’s not surprise that the man behind this complex, entertaining and fascinating book is all of these things and more.
I am reorganizing the BookBanter schedule to run this interview in Episode 33 on August 1st (the Gardner Dozois interview will go up August 15th), and I hope to have the video together by then too.
I would also like to thank the great people at Books Inc. for organizing the interview for us and putting on a great signing. It’s a wonderful, quaint store that you should check out if you’re ever in the area.