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Interviews & Podcasts

Weekend Edition Saturday, February 7, 2009 · Host Scott Simon talks with first time novelist Jamie Ford about his book Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. The book reflects some of Ford's own family history, his fascination with Seattle, his passion for jazz, and buried secrets in families that sometimes come spilling out.

Shelf-Awareness, February 12, 2009 · Read Jamie's Book Brahmin here.

Borders Presents, March 10, 2009 · Jamie Ford shares the story behind his remarkable debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Gorgeously written and ringing with emotion, the book is a celebration of life in all its sorrow and joy.

Goodreads.com · 10 Questions with Jamie Ford, Goodreads Exclusive.

Oregon Mail Tribune, May 17, 2009 · Jamie talk about growing up in Ashland, Oregon.

Authors on Tour Live, May 26, 2009 · Podcasted event from the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver, CO.

The Clarity of Night, June 24, 2009 · Unique and thought-provoking questions from Jason Evans.

What Women Write, August 3, 2009 · Fun interview with Joan Mora.

From Brain to Bookshelf, August 24, 2009 · Interview with UK writer and blogger, Rebecca Woodhead.

KBOO-FM, November 17, 2009 Radio interview from Wordstock in Portland, hosted by Dmae Roberts.

Kartika Review, November 18, 2009 · Lengthy interview in the Asian American literary journal.

OpEdNews, June 10, 2010 · Interview with Joan Brunwasser.

CultureMob, August 2, 2010 · Interview with Dan Coxon.

Janet Skeslien Charles, August 15, 2010 · Quick Q&A.


Guest Essays

Backstory, hosted by M.J. Rose, January 27, 2009 · Ruminations on Seattle's International District, and the Wah Mee Massacre.

Riffing on hobbies, January 31, 2009 • Jamie is a "Guest Deb" at The Debutante Ball.

Top-10 Most Memorable Library Moments, February 10, 2009 · A special shout-out to librarians everywhere. Hey, don't laugh--Batgirl was a librarian!

Call in sick more often. A "path to publishing" timeline, hosted by Meg Waite Clayton, bestselling author of the Wednesday Sisters.

Cupid's Got a Hangover. A guest essay for Powell's Books.