Cooking the Books FAQs

Cooking the Books is a mostly-monthly interview series about food and fiction. We love talking to authors, editors, agents, and the literarily adjacent.

How do you book interviews? We are currently booked through FALL 2019. Interviews take time to set up, edit, and produce. Should you wish to be on our list of potential interviewees in the future, please use the contact form.

If you can’t wait, we have another option – Book Bites slots are more freely available but it is still wise to ask nicely, nay, even in a professional manner, and we’d love to hear from you!

If you are accepted, we will tell you by email (your patience is appreciated, as these still take time to set up and we are still doing this on a volunteer basis): A Book Bite is 250 words about food related topic to do loosely with your book. A recipe. All your buy links. Book cover. Headshot. Bio. Done! Accepted material must be sent 2 weeks before you start wondering when it will post, and then still depends on scheduling.

Why food? We ask ourselves this question all the time. Especially when cannibalism comes up (and it often comes up).

Why do you say ‘we’? Good question! Cooking the Books is hosted by Fran Wilde and Aliette de Bodard, with occasional correspondent Nene Ormes.

These posts are great! Can I quote/cite/reblog? You can use the wordpress reblog link to post an intro and direct people to the site, yes. Please cite Cooking the Books with a trackback link. For use of images or recipes, all permissions must be requested from the authors.