Interviews - Authors

Charles Glass

When war broke out in Europe on 1 September 1939 nearly 5,000 US citizens in Paris ignored the American Ambassador William C. Bullitt’s warning to leave and were there when the Germans marched into France on 14 June 1940. Journalist Charles Glass recounts their story in a richly researched narrative.

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John Baxter

When I first spoke to John Baxter he was known for his film biographies of Kubrick, Von Sternberg, and Woody Allen. He has since become the preeminent chronicler of expat life in Paris.

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Alan Furst

In a perfect world the trench coat-clad, fedora-topped author of the best-selling historical spy novels set in the run up to and including the Second World War, would have penetrated a thick Bay Area fog to join me for a cocktail and conversation–But it was an uncharacteristically hot pre-summer day in Marin County (suburban San Francisco.)

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Deirdre Bair

As far as I know there are only two published authors from the former coal mining and steel manufacturing town of Monongahela, PA, Terrance Gelenter, whose modest output has been dwarfed by the collossally talented, prolific biographer, and ardent francophile, Deirdre Bair. From the age of four she knew that she would become a writer.

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Patricia and Walter Wells

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L. John Harris,the Balzac of Berkeley

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John de St. Jorre

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Alec Lobrano

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