Local Author Interviews

We began these interviews in an effort to let our patrons know about some of the new books by local authors that are being published. There are so many outstanding authors in the Amherst area, and those with new books are unable to promote them in the usual ways during the pandemic.

Like many of you, we have been acquiring new tech skills while working from home. With each interview, we improved our techniques; our authors were all enthusiastic and had interesting ideas to share. We invite you to listen live to upcoming interviews on our Facebook page where you can post questions for the author, and to enjoy the past interviews that are posted below.

Upcoming Interviews

Check back soon for more interviews!

Previous Interviews

Debra Jo Immergut
...discussing You Again

Recorded July 29, 2020 | 37 minutes, 39 seconds
Bob Drinkwater
...discussing In Memory of Susan Freedom: Searching for Gravestones of African Americans in Western Massachusetts

Recorded July 8, 2020 | 28 minutes, 37 seconds

Karen Osborn
...discussing The Music Book

Recorded July 1, 2020 | 35 minutes, 23 seconds

Wally Swist
...discussing The Map of Eternity and On Being

Recorded June 17, 2020 | 35 minutes, 5 seconds

Lawrence Douglas
...discussing Will He Go? Trump and the Looming Election Meltdown in 2020.

Recorded June 10, 2020 | 40 minutes, 40 seconds

Megan Dowd Lambert
...discussing A Kid of Their Own

Recorded June 4, 2020 | 45 minutes, 8 seconds

Pawan Dhingra


...discussing Hyper Education: Why Good Schools, Good Grades, and Good Behavior Are Not Enough

Recorded May 27, 2020 | 34 minutes, 59 seconds
Cammie McGovern
...discussing Just Breathe

Recorded May 20, 2020 | 36 minutes, 58 seconds

Corinne Demas and Artemis Roehrig


...discussing Do Jellyfish Like Peanut Butter?

Recorded May 12, 2020 | 40 minutes, 36 seconds

Karen Skolfield


...discussing Battle Dress: Poems

Recorded May 6, 2020 | Running time:42 minutes, 56 seconds

Bruce Watson


...discussing Hearth & Soul: A History of the Jones Library at One Hundred

Recorded April 30, 2020 | Running time: 35 minutes, 5 seconds

Solomon Goldstein-Rose


...discussing The 100% Solution: A Plan for Solving Climate Change

Recorded April 22, 2020  |  Running time: 45 minutes, 53 seconds

Martha Ackmann


...discussing These Fevered Days: Ten Pivotal Moments in the Making of Emily Dickinson

Recorded April 15, 2020  |  Running time: 35 minutes, 17 seconds

Jennifer Rosner


...discussing her novel The Yellow Bird Sings

Recorded April 6, 2020  |  Running time: 41 minutes 15 seconds