Q&A with Liza Klaussmann, author of Tigers In Red Weather

Liza Klaussmann tells us some books that she loves.

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What’s the last book you loved, and why?

Dare Me by Megan Abbott: sinister, funny and sharp as hell.

Which literary character do you secretly wish you were?

Lady Brett Ashley, from The Sun Also Rises. What a woman.

What was your big rite-of-passage book as a teenager?

The Collected Works of Anne Sexton. Confessional poetry dovetails nicely with the drama and self-absorption of adolescence.

What was the best (or worst) part of the publishing process?

Watching a stranger in a bookstore buy my novel.

What’s a question you’d prefer never to be asked again in interviews?

‘Why historical novels?’ I mean, why not? Is the present day so very compelling as all that?

Tigers in Red Weather is out now in paperback ($27.99) and ebook ($14.99).

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