New York Times bestseller Charlie Lovett talks with writers about their lives, their craft, their business, and their latest work.
Elizabeth George (5/1/2021) Inside the Writer's Studio Episode #80
Charlie talks with best-selling mystery writer Elizabeth George about her book on writing, Mastering the Process. They discuss their mutual affection for writing books set in Britain and take a close look at the development of setting and character in writing a novel.
Bryan Christy (4/15/2021) Inside the Writer's Studio Episode #79
Charlie talks with former National Geographic investigative reporter Bryan Christy about his debut novel, the international thriller In the Company of Killers. They discuss Bryan's long journey to novel writing, how investigative journalism can make a difference in the world, the criminal underworld, the classic image of American toxic masculinity, and more.
Lisa Scottoline (4/1/2021) Inside the Writer's Studio Episode #78
Charlie and Lisa discuss her historical novel Eternal, set in Rome during the rise and fall of Italian fascism. Lisa shares background about the history of the Italian Holocaust and talks about story telling, setting, historical research, family dynamics, and the torn loyalties that can be brought about in an authoritarian state. We basically have a lot of fun talking about this terrific novel.
Jill Santopolo (3/15/21) Inside the Writer's Studio Episode #77
Charlie and Jill discuss here new novel Everything After touching on a wide range of topics from marriage to intimacy, pregnancy and miscarriage to the decisions we have made in our past and how we see those choices when we look back on them. Jill's thoughtful exploration of love, music, and the paths of our lives leads to a great conversation.
Carol Edgarian (3/1/21) Inside the Writer's Studio Episode #76
Charlie talks with NYT bestselling author Carol Edgarian about her latest novel, Vera, set before, during, and after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake—an event that also shows up in Charlie's novel Escaping Dreamland. They discuss not just earthquakes but racism, powerful women, the way disasters shape us and challenge us, how we learn from our characters, Enrico Caruso, and what Carol calls "the wrong rightness of characters."
Erika Robuck (2/15/21) Inside the Writer's Studio Episode #75
Charlie talks with historical novelist and longtime friend Erika Robuck about her new novel The Invisible Woman, which follows the exploits of Virginia Hall, an Allied operative who, despite having lost a leg, worked behind enemy lines during World War II. They discuss research, bravery, and the fine line between fiction and non-fiction along with many other topics.
Love this podcast!
Charlie is an excellent interviewer! He brings great insight and questions. I love the conversations here even if I’ve heard the guest author in other forums. A new fave podcast for me!
Intelligent author interviews.
Charlie Lovett uses his talent and experience as a writer to ask the kind of questions writers will find helpful and readers will find revealing. From one literary podcast host to another (Charlotte Readers Podcast) I say keep up the good work.
I have enjoyed these interviews!
I am awaiting more. I have added to new authors and books to my To Read list.