Rhonda Hughes and Liz Crain, Hawthorne Books
This episode of Late Night Conversation features a talk with Rhonda Hughes and Liz Crain of Hawthorne Books. Paul talks with Rhonda and Liz about the 11-year history of Hawthorne Books and their experiences marketing, publicizing, and distributing independent publications. Rhonda and Liz share stories about writers such as Chuck Palahniuk, Monica Drake, and Russell Banks, as well as the ins and outs of indie book publishing. Bonus: Amid a busy week in Portland, Oregon, Paul discusses summer happenings and organizational growth at Late Night Library, and gives his listeners a sneak preview of Late Night Conversation’s fall season lineup!
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About our guests:
Rhonda Hughes is the publisher of Hawthorne Books and lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, daughter and cats.
Liz Crain is an editor and publicity director at Hawthorne Books, in addition to writing about Pacific Northwest food and drink for various publications. Her first book, Food Lover’s Guide to Portland, was published by Sasquatch Books in 2010 and she is currently working on the Toro Bravo Cookbook due out in fall 2013 from McSweeney’s Books. Liz is also a fiction writer and co-organizer of the annual Portland Fermentation Festival.