The Secrets of Successful Author Interviews (Video)



Do you dream of having in-depth discussions with your favorite authors about their latest books? Join a panel of Electric Literature’s veteran interviewers—Tyrese Coleman, J.R. Ramakrishnan, and Arriel Vinson—to learn how the professionals do it. How do you pitch an interview to a publication and get the author to agree to talk to you? What are the secrets of crafting great interview questions—and how do you avoid the ones that thud? How do you get your conversation with the author to really flow—and if it does flow freely, is there any way to make transcribing less arduous? Our panel digs into all of these questions and more. Moderated by Preety Sidhu. Conversation followed by audience Q&A. This event took place on Thursday, March 11, 2021, as part of Electric Literature’s Spring Salon Series. After purchase, you will receive an email with a private link to stream the video as often as you like. Runtime is 1 hr 14 min.