Sarah Bird

Sarah Bird insists she is a shy, introverted writer.  It’s a tough sell when you meet this sassy author who has produced seven novels full of dry wit and frequently rollicking humor.  In a 2008 interview with Writers TV she talked about her novel How Perfect is That, as well as her favorite work, the critically acclaimed The Yokota Officers Club.  Sarah also reveals how she backed into a career as a writer.  PLAY VIDEOS

Molly Ivins

Before her death in 2007, Molly Ivins became known across the country as something of a spokeswoman for all things Texan. She was a nationally syndicated columnist and author of seven books using her noted razor-sharp wit, finely-honed ability to turn a phrase and keen eye for political folly. She spoke with Writers TV in 2006. PLAY VIDEOS

Christopher Kennedy Lawford

Christopher Kennedy Lawford grew up among the rich and powerful in Washington and Hollywood. Son of actor Peter Lawford and nephew to the President of the United States, it was a privileged life that became centered around alcohol and drug abuse starting at an early age. He wrote about that life in his memoir Symptoms of Withdrawal, and he talked about that with Writers TV in 2006. PLAY VIDEOS

Tim O’Brien

Tim O’Brien is the author of a memoir about his experiences as a foot soldier in the Vietnam War and seven novels. He won the National Book Award in 1978 for his novel Going After Cacciato. He is known for not only focusing on the human ability to blur the line between fact and reality, but mastering that same human trait to write compelling fiction. He talked with Writers TV in this 2006 interview. PLAY VIDEOS