From Modern Mythcraft to Magical Surrealism





Donna Jo Napoli: Playing to Win in The Wager

Donna Jo Napoli has seen more than sixty books in print. In her latest offering, The Wager (Henry Holt, April 2010), a well-bred Don Giovanni squanders away his wealth and is cast into the life of a beggar in the aftermath of a series of natural disasters. Until he meets a mysterious stranger who bets him a magic purse that he cannot go “three years, three months, three days” without washing or shaving or changing his clothes. Ms. Napoli describes her writer’s journey from the book’s conception through publication.


Outsiders and Others: An Interview with Garth Nix

This interview was conducted at World Fantasy 2009, in San Jose, California.