Top Ten Tuesday | Authors I’d like to interview


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week’s theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!

This week’s theme is ‘Questions I Would Ask My Favourite Authors’, and initially I had no idea what I was going to write because the mere idea of meeting authors I admire has every smart or insightful thought fleeing from my brain.


Something I’d love to get around to doing on my blog one day, though, is to interview some authors. I’ve never reached out to an author for an interview before because I tend to get that good old blogging impostor syndrome; why would an author want to talk to me when there are other, much bigger bloggers around? Why would an author want to talk to me when they’re probably busy?

It’s something I’d like to get over, though, because ultimately if you don’t ask, you don’t get! So today I thought I’d put the ten authors I’d love to chat to one day out into the universe…

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Moreno-Garcia is one of my favourite authors and her debut, Signal to Noise, is still one of my favourite novels of all time, so I’d love to chat to her one day even though the thought of reaching out to her to do so makes me so nervous.

Libba Bray

I’d love to chat to Bray about The Diviners series and how she went about her research, because I love the way she brings the 1920s to life. Once I’ve finished the series I’m thinking of reaching out to her, so wish me luck!

Eloise Williams

Williams is Wales’s Children’s Laureate and I enjoyed her novel, Gaslight. Seaglass and Wilde are both on my TBR and I’m very excited about her Unbound project, The Mab, so I’d love to chat to her.

Claudie Arseneault

Arseneault is the only author on this list whose work I haven’t tried yet, but I know I want to reach out to her for an interview once I have read some of her work because she’s an aroace-spec author who centres aroace characters in SFF stories and I’d love to chat to her about it.

S.A Chakraborty

Chakraborty is well on her way to becoming a favourite author of mine after I loved The Daevabad Trilogy. She’s a fantasy author and a history nerd and they’re my favourite types of people, so I’d love to speak to her about her work.

Alix E. Harrow

Harrow is another favourite author in the making, I’ve loved everything I’ve read by her, so I’d love to chat to her if I could stop fangirling for long enough to sound like an adult.

Gail Carriger

Carriger’s urban fantasy of manners books fill me with such joy and I think she’d be so much fun to talk to. Plus if I interviewed her I could pester her for more novellas…

Amy Rose Capetta

I’ve mentioned before that I feel like Capetta could be a new favourite author once I’ve read more of her novels, I enjoyed both The Brilliant Death and The Lost Coast, and it’d be really interesting to chat to her about her queer SFF.

Becky Chambers

Chambers is my favourite sci-fi author – I adore how hopeful her work is – so I’d love the chance to chat to her.

Karen Maitland

I’ve only read one of Maitland’s novels so far and I didn’t love it as much as I hoped to, but I’d still love to chat to her about the research she does into the Middle Ages and also how she straddles the line between the historical and the fantastical in her work.

What did you talk about this week?

48 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | Authors I’d like to interview

  1. Emer @alittlehazebookblog says:

    Oh yes. I’ll read the transcript of your Becky Chambers interview for sure. I think I’d pass out if I met her. I LOVE HER SO MUCH JESS! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’– great ttt this week my friend ❀️🧑

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  2. dinipandareads says:

    I’m embarrassed to admit that I haven’t read any of these authors yet although I have half of them on my TBR! I really need to get on with them don’t I? πŸ˜‚ Also, totally relate to the impostor syndrome you feel. But you’re amazing and so is your blog/content! ❀ Great post!

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  3. Nikki @The Night is Dark and Full of Books says:

    Nice twist on the topic! I totally feel you on the idea of talking/reaching out to authors being very scary. Also thinking you blog is too small etc. I still compare my blog to others even though I know I shouldn’t. I’m sure you’ll get there someday though! Authors would be lucky to get an interview with you πŸ™‚

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