Wednesday Author Interview: Catherynne M. Valente
Posted on November 1, 2006 Posted by John Scalzi 2 Comments
For those of you who just can’t get enough of literary interview goodness, I’ve got a pretty damn interesting interview of Catherynne M. Valente up over at By the Way. Catherynne’s book The Orphan’s Tales: In the Garden, Vol. 1 hit the stores yesterday — yes, she and I shared a release date, and it was excellent — and it’s a gorgeously-written clutch of homemade myths and fairy tales that resolve themselves over the course of the book into a really well-structured novel. Very nicely done. Likewise, the interview is a series of discrete questions which eventually resolve into — an entire interview! Honestly, it’s like magic or something. Check it out.
I don’t think the interview mentioned it, but there’s a soundtrack coming out for it as well, which is a collaboration between S.J. Tucker and Catherynne Valente.
One of S.J.’s albums, Tangles Is on eMusic.
Catherynne Valente did a reading from The Orphan’s Tales: In the Night Garden at Capclave last month. If the rest of the book is as good as the parts she read, it will definitely be worth buying. Also, she’s a very good reader, so if the opportunity comes up to hear her read from her book, it should be taken.