Ask an Author

Open Book. B&W. ©Alina Oswald.

Over the years I’ve had the chance to interview and photograph amazing individuals, including writers and authors, award-winning authors, too. As photographers, as visual storytellers ourselves, we can learn a lot from them about painting with words and the art of storytelling itself.

Here are a few examples of author interviews as well as book reviews.

Hope you enjoy the read and, as always, thank you for stopping by!

Alina Oswald

A Joe of All Trades in Publishing – interview with author Joseph Pittman published in Out IN Jersey Magazine

Make a Difference: A&U July 2019 cover story and photo shoot with activist and author Victoria Noe

Throwing in with History: An Interview and photo shoot with Avram Finkelstein about his latest book, After Silence- A History of AIDS Through Its Images originally published in A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine

Queerpower Silence=Death facade at Leslie-Lohman Museum for 30-year anniversary of Silence=Death poster. Photo by Alina Oswald, originally published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine.
Queerpower Silence=Death facade at Leslie-Lohman Museum for 30-year anniversary of Silence=Death poster. Photo by Alina Oswald, originally published in A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine.

Last Winter’s Snow, by Hans M. HirschiBook Review published in A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine

NOTE: I met author Hans M. Hirschi by pure chance. I had gotten in touch with him to request a review copy of one of his books, The Fallen Angels of Karnataka, to review for A&U Magazine. Then the author happened to be in town and I got to meet him in person when attending a book event at The Center in New York City. And I’ve been a fan ever since! If you’re looking for an amazing, awe-inspiring read, check out some of his books. Also, check out his YouTube channel to listen to the author, himself, as he reads excerpts from his books, and, thus, provide a much-needed escape from this never-ending COVID (quasi) lockdown.

Swedish author Hans Hirschi at the LGBT Center in NYC
Author Hans M. Hirschi reading an excerpt from his book at The Center in NYC. ©Alina Oswald.

The Fallen Angels of Karnataka, by Hans M. HirschiBook Review published in A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine

Safety Net: An interview with journalist, author and HIV activist Anne-christine d’Adesky published in A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine

Coming Out of the Chrysalis: An interview with author and activist Paul Thorn published in A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine

Diary of a Modern Consumptive – an interview with author and HIV activist Paul Thorn about his latest, published in A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine

Symposia bookstore. Hoboken, NJ. @2015 by Alina Oswald.
Symposia bookstore. Hoboken, NJ. @2015 by Alina Oswald.

Also, check out my interview with award-winning author T.J. Banks about her latest book, Abys Among Us as well as my interview with Shadow, the author of The Shadow Diaries (told by Shadow, the greyador rescue dog to author Joseph Pittman)

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