Arts Interview: Tad Williams, Superstar Fantasy Writer

July 2, 2017

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Arts Interview: In-Depth Conversation with Tad Williams


This week as her special guest from the arts Ruth Copland interviews Tad Williams, superstar fantasy and science fiction writer. Tad has sold tens of millions of books worldwide and his work has influenced a generation of readers; he has also been an inspiration for many of the fantasy genre’s great talents, including A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones writer George RR Martin and Eragon writer Christopher Paolini who both cite Tad as a vital influence. After decades of fan anticipation, Tad now returns to the world and characters beloved by millions of fantasy readers worldwide with a brand-new sequel series set thirty years after the events in Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn. The first novel in the The Last King of Osten Ard new series is The Witchwood Crown and has just come out.

Tad Williams and Ruth Copland discuss what inspired the new trilogy, his first creative experiences, the place of women in his fantasy world, what he hopes readers see in his work, his writing process, the need for fiction in education, whether art can be healing, his criteria for being satisfied with a book, what he’s working on next, and more!

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