The interviews selected here are in the form of Question & Answer.
Below you will find one set of the Q&A from the interview and a link to read more.
The BookEnds Interview
Q: My favourite characters were Turgut and his wife; they are charming, funny and kind. Which character did you most enjoy writing?
A: It would be very hard for me to choose which character I most enjoyed writing-they all became my good friends! I have a special weakness for Rossi, I'll confess, because he begins so... Read more
Elizabeth Kostova Discusses Her New Book on Dracula
Q: Were there any other books about vampires that you came across in your research that you think people would find interesting?
A: Well, there's a very interesting book, which is not strictly scholarly. You can't necessarily use it as a perfect model of historical fact, but it's a lot of fun. It's called In Search of Dracula. It's been... Read more
About.com Elizabeth Kostova Interview
Q: With it's attention to historical accuracy, The Historian sets its gaze more upon the historical figure of Vlad the Impaler rather than his mythical alter-ego, Dracula the Vampire. Where does the history stop and the mythology begin?
A: I took a real historical mystery, the question of where Vlad the Impaler is buried--or what became of his remains--and spun out a fictional speculation... Read more