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A silver bullet right through the heart usually kills a werewolf…I think with all supernatural creatures, if you can decapitate them you can pretty much do away with them.
Anne Rice during a conversation with American Public Media’s Marketplace. If you don’t know, now you know.

The Chicagoist Interview with Anne Rice about The Wolf Gift

  • Chicagoist: You’ve explored other types of writing, but why do you always come back to the monsters to tell your stories, Anne?
  • Anne Rice: You know—I don’t know why one author writes westerns while another writes detective novels. You don’t know why. You go where the intensity is. I feel most comfortable writing about them. It’s possible that I feel like a monster myself. Or maybe it’s because we all have a monster inside of us, a vampire, a ghost, a witch or a werewolf. You do it because it works and it feels really right and authentic.
  • Chicagoist: Why did you decide to have the transformation from man-to-werewolf be a highly pleasurable experience rather than the painful, joint-popping experience we’ve typically seen in the classic werewolf films?
  • Anne Rice: I asked myself ‘why did it have to be so painful? Why?’ It’s similar to how I wrote about vampires—I didn’t want them to be feral or repulsive like Dracula. From the beginning I thought, ‘why couldn’t they be beautiful, like angels?’ For The Wolf Gift, I just imagined how good it must feel to grow taller and to have all that hair all over your body: Think how good that must feel! I have always had a mop of hair on top of my head, and I have always thought hair was very sensual. I have this kitty here, [Little Prince Oberon] and as I am talking to you, I am stroking its hair, and I can see he is really enjoying this. Hair is sensual.

10 Reasons to go to C2E2

"5. Anne Rice! Now into werewolves! Q-and-A 1:15 p.m. Sunday; signing “The Wolf Gift" 2:30 p.m. Sunday"

Reason enough.

"The plot in which all this unfolds is magnetic, the characters fascinating, and Rice’s style as solid and engaging as anything she has written since her early vampire chronicle fiction."
[via The Boston Globe]

"The plot in which all this unfolds is magnetic, the characters fascinating, and Rice’s style as solid and engaging as anything she has written since her early vampire chronicle fiction."

[via The Boston Globe]

From an Interview with Anne Rice about The Wolf Gift

  • Suvudu: There’s something about Reuben's experience with the supernatural that is different from that of Lestat or Louis. Could you talk a little bit about that?
  • Anne Rice: What interests me always with the supernatural hero—the vampire, the mummy, the witch or whatever I’m writing about—is the capacity of that person for goodness and to be a true hero or heroine. My whole effort has always been to look into the heart of that person who is perceived to be evil by others and see if I can find where that person is really being quite extraordinarily wonderful. That’s a metaphor to me about what all of us have within us: the capacity for goodness and to be heroes or heroines.

TRUE BLOOD star, Joe Manganiello, has a message for Anne Rice.

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Anne Rice signing copies of The Wolf Gift for her admirers in the office.

Anne Rice signing copies of The Wolf Gift for her admirers in the office.