While doing my homework in an effort to improving my interviewing, I stumbled across this incredible resource. Since 1953, the Paris Review has been interviewing leading writers in their quarterly magazine which have received acclaim over the years for their insight into the writing process.
The collection now number in excess of 300 interviews which are now available online. Containing interviews with novelists, poets, playwrights, essayists, biographers, journalists, and critics, it has been described by Salman Rushdie as “the finest available inquiry into the ‘how’ of literature.”
In November 2006, the first of a four volume collection, The Paris Review Interviews I was released by Picador.
The interviews are available to download individually in PDF format from the Paris Review site.