A Conversation With Luis de Miranda


Haute Culture Books is a participative publishing venture, headed by author and publisher Luis de Miranda. Our philosophy is simple: digital books should be free, physical books should be sublime.

Haute Culture aims to refresh the publishing business model, making it both more participatory and more elegant. Each Haute Culture volume will launch with a luxury limited edition, using hand-bound leather covers, real gold logos and beautiful edgy design. Instead of waiting for readers to come to us after the book is produced, we are going to produce the book with the people who know it, love it, and want to share it with the world. We call them Book Angels. (from Haute Culture Books)

Recently I had a chance to chat with founder and CEO Luis de Miranda about this exciting new publishing venture.

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A Conversation with Gabi Gleichmann

Gabi Gleichmann: The Elixir of Immortality

Spanning 1,000 years of European history, Gabi Gleichmann’s debut novel The Elixir of Immortality (Other Press) is a heart-wrenching epic that elegantly blends historical fact with flourishes of magical realism as it attempts to unravel the true meaning behind family, love, religion, and life itself.  I had a chance to catch up with Mr. Gleichmann via phone on his recent trip to America.  Unsurprisingly, we had a lot to talk about.

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A Conversation With Elizabeth L. Silver


As Elizabeth L. Silver’s debut novel opens, one crucial fact is made abundantly clear: inmate Noa P. Singleton sits on Pennsylvania’s death row awaiting execution for a crime that she committed.  It’s the why behind her actions, and not the question of her guilt or innocence, that remains woefully unanswered.  With just six months to go until her execution date, could the sudden appearance of her victim’s mother, and the promise of clemency she carries with her, hold the key to unlocking the mystery behind Noa’s actions?

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Another Conversation With Joy Castro


In author Joy Castro’s debut novel Hell or High Water, a writer struggling to make a name for herself at a New Orleans newspaper comes face-to-face with a number of convicted sexual offenders as she desperately seeks to uncover the truth behind a shocking series of murders that have left the residents of the area rattled.

The newly released follow-up Nearer Home picks us one year later and finds newspaper reporter Nola Céspedes at the center of new crime involving the murder of her former journalism professor at Tulane.  As Nola begins to investigate, she quickly realizes that the perplexing details she’s uncovering might just put her own life and those of her closest friends and family at serious risk.

What follows below is a spoiler-free discussion about Ms. Castro’s writing process, the evolution of Nola Céspedes, and how Nearer Home differs from Hell or High Water.

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