Interviews with Andre Norton
Here you will find various interviews with Andre Norton conducted in different settings. Private video of Andre as she talks with friends and colleagues about many subjects. Some items may come from sources you are familiar with but we hope many will be unknown to you. If you happen to have anything not shown here please think seriously about sharing it with Andre fans.
A news report on
The Great Lady of Science Fiction
from WESH Ch. 2, Orlando FL - 1994
Andre in the News ~ Approx. 1 ½ minutes
An Interview with Andre Norton by Tim Eklund, Thistle and Thorn #2, May 1965, fanzine with bibliography (PDF)
An Interview with Andre Norton by Paul Walker ~ Luna Monthly # 40, Sept. 1972, (pgs. 1-4) (PDF)
Andre Norton answers questions posed by Brian M. Fraser, professor of the Science Fiction in the Media seminar series at the Institute of Social Communications, Saint Paul University in Ottawa, Canada. (Note: 1975 which is a guess, being as Andre states that she is in the process of writting Quag Keep) (PDF)
Andre looks No Further than Terra for her "Aliens" an interview by Cynthia Parks, Time-Union Staff Writer. Note: 1975 We are making a guess of the year for the fact that it mentions Andre's new book "No Night Without Stars" (PDF)
The Squonk Interview: Andre Norton by Brad Linaweaver ~ Squonk Vol. 1 # 2, March 1978, (pgs. 18-20, 27) Ms. Norton discusses her continuing goals and objectives, the influences on her fiction, her themes, cats, and her views on the writings of Harlan Ellison, Robert A. Heinlein, and J. R. R. Tolkien. (PDF)
An Interview with Andre Norton by Paul Walker in Speaking of Science Fiction: The Paul Walker Interviews by Paul Walker, Published by Luna, PB, 0-930346-01-7, 978-0-930346-01-0, $6.95, 425pgs. ~ HC, 0-930346-02-5, 978-0-930346-02-7, $18.75, 425pgs.~ cover by Dexter Dickenson (pgs. 264-270 ~ scetch of Andre below on pg 263) 1978 (PDF)
Putting the Past into the Future, Interview with Andre Norton by Brian M. Fraser ~ Fantastic Science Fiction Vol. 27 no. 11 (Oct.) Published by Ultimate Publishing Co. Inc., Edited by Omar Gohagen, , $1.50, 132pgs. (pgs. 4-9) 1980 (PDF)
“Interview with Andre Norton” ~ Dream Makers Volume II: The Uncommon Men & Women Who Write Science Fiction: Interviews By Charles Platt, Published by Berkley Books, HC, 0-425-05880-8, 978-0-425-05880-0, $6.95, 300pg (pg. 95) 1983 (PDF)
Reflections of a Grand Master ~ An Interview with Andre Norton ~ by John Betancourt ~ Xignals: Communications from Waldenbooks Otherworld Club, Vol. XI, 0-681-12776-7X, $1.25 (pgs 1-6) 1985 (PDF)
Note: This is a really rare book club periodical with a fantastic interview of Andre explaining why she writes what she writes. A must read for all Andre Norton fans.
Andre Norton, Grandmaster of Fantasy, Giving credit where credit is due on her 75th birthday ~ by Nancy Garcia and Mary Frances Zambreno ~ American Fantasy, vol. 2 no. 2, 1987 (PDF)
Note: This is a fairly rare periodical and so we share the article for those who may be interested in reading Andre Norton's words.
Andre Norton, Sorceress of the Witch World ~ by A.C. Crispin ~ Starlog no. 146, September 1989 ~ part 1 (PDF)
Andre Norton, Notes from the Witch World ~ by A.C. Crispin ~ Starlog no. 147, October 1989 ~ part 2 (PDF)
Note: I couldn't begin to say why the STARLOG people chose to print the first half of the interview in black & white and the second half in color with the ugliest yellow pages they could come up with. There are color pages in vol. 146 but not as many as in vol. #147 and I should add that vol. #147 does seem to be made of better quality paper.
Interview with Andre Norton by Raymond H. Thompson ~ Taliesin’s Successors: Interviews with Authors of Modern Arthurian Literature Published by University of Rochester (Camelot Project) (March 23, 1991)
An Interview with Andre Norton by Susan Swartz ~ Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Fantasy Magazine # 12 (Spring) Published by Marion Zimmer Bradley Ltd., $3.95, 64 pgs. ~ cover by George Barr (pg. 35-37) 1991 (PDF)
Andre Norton: Living Legacy by Anonymous ~ Locus #365, Vol. 29 No. 6, June 1991, Published by Locus Publications, Edited by Charles N. Brown, $3.50, 68 pgs. ~ (pgs. 4, 65) (PDF)
Days of Wonder ~ by John L. Coker III ~ from Tangent Magazine, 1996
Note: This article appears on many different websites so we have chosen to add it to this one.
Interview with Andre Norton by S. F. Willems ~ Pirate Writings v5 #4, No.16, Edited by Edward J. McFadden, Published by Pirate Writings Publishing, $4.95, 64pg ~ cover by Lee Seed, 1998, (pg. 11) (PDF)
What is famed science fiction writer Andre Norton doing in Middle Tennessee? by Michael Sims ~ Nashville Scene (Nov. 18, 1999) (PDF)
The Lady of High Hallack ~ an interview with Andre Norton by John C. Snider, 2001
The Andre Norton Oral History Project - Andre gives oral interview to Sharon Faye Wilbur of Texas AM University - Transcribed - in some places the transcriber had difficulty understanding Andre so there are some blanks. This is a very long interview, consisting of six tapes - which made for a 54 page typed document. October 2004 - just 5 months before Andre passed away. ---- Faye Wibur did her MLS Thesis, for Texas Woman’s University - on Andre Norton in 1966 and we also have that with the letters between Andre and Faye at the time. Thesis Letters (all are PDFs)
The Lady of High Hallack ~ an interview with Andre Norton by John C. Snider
Note: This is an Audio interview of Andre that we do not have the rights to so we have chosen to give you a link to it. Read the text and then click the link at the bottom of the page. As of 08/31/2014 the actual audio file does not seem to work - we are attempting to contact Mr. Snider to see if this can be remedied.
**** As of 04/25/2016 the website page does not exist ~ the link above is to a pdf of screen shots of the webpage.
Here is a short interview with Andre about Race and Racism in Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Andre and Capt. Rick ~ Approx. 2 ½ minutes