• “The smartest historical sci-fi adventure-romance story ever written by a science Ph.D. with a background in scripting 'Scrooge McDuck' comics.”—Salon.com
  • A time-hopping, continent-spanning salmagundi of genres.”
  • “These books have to be word-of-mouth books because they're too weird to describe to anybody.”
    —Jackie Cantor, Diana's first editor

Interviews, Articles, & Panels

This page provides lists of selected interviews, articles and panels that feature Diana, in which she discusses her books, characters and writing process.

If you are looking for selected news about the Starz TV show which is based on Diana’s OUTLANDER series, click here.

Barbara Schnell, who manages Diana’s German-language website, maintains a great list of interviews with Diana, too!

Articles & Interviews

  • "An interview with Diana Gabaldon, Author of the Outlander series," by Melissa Girimonte for the Showcase (Canada) cable network. The interview was conducted on a book tour stop for WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD and discusses the new book, her involvement in bringing the Starz OUTLANDER TV series to life, her reactions to the scripts and casting, and why this was the right time for her book series to come alive on the small screen. Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2014.
  • "Interview With Diana Gabaldon," by Goodreads. Diana answers questions from readers and discusses a typical day for her spent writing, how her character Claire has evolved over time, what intrigues her about the American Revolution, and sex after the age of 40. The interview was posted after book eight, WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD, was released on June 10, 2014.
  • "Diana Gabaldon’s Newest OUTLANDER book, WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD, Is Released," by Molly Driscoll, Staff Writer, for the Christian Science Monitor. Article about the release of Book 8 in the OUTLANDER major novels on June 10. Published on June 13, 2014.
  • The Scottish Prisoner’s Ottawa Connection: Experts in Gaelic helped make Diana Gabaldon’s bestseller speak, an article by Adam Feibel in the Ottawa Citizen. Two Ottawa-based Gaelic linguists ensured the proper translation and phonetics of the portions of the THE SCOTTISH PRISONER that are in Scottish and Irish Gaelic. This article details the contributions of Scottish singer Catherine-Ann MacPhee, who now lives in Ottawa and who helped with the Scottish Gaelic translation in the book, and Ottawa author Kevin Dooley, who put his pen to the Irish segments. March 12, 2012
  • Entertainment Weekly (ew.com) posted an exclusive interview with Diana on April 5, 2013, titled “Diana Gabaldon answers burning questions about the next Outlander novel, plus the cover!” By Stephen Lee. Diana discusses this eighth book in the Outlander series, which has eight major story lines. The cover design for the U.S. version of the book was also released.
  • “Diana Gabaldon On Her Favorite and Least Favorite Books: the EW Book Quiz!” Interview by Entertainment Weekly (ew.com). By Stephen Lee. Published online in November, 2011.
  • Author’s Road Interview: Author Diana Gabaldon discusses with the Authors Road why the writing and scientific process are two sides of the same coin, and her interesting experiences as the creator of a wildly popular series of novels that fall into a dozen genres. December 29, 2011.
  • Diana Gabaldon, Author of Addictive Historical Fiction, on Her Own Faves. By Stephen Lee, posted on the Entertainment Weekly web site November 25, 2011. Diana discusses her favorite books, when THE SCOTTISH PRISONER was released.
  • Debutante Ball interview: on a group blog for debut authors. December 3, 2011.
  • “The Outlander Lady,” by Jean Brittain. Appeared in the May, 2009 issue of Scottish Memories magazine.
  • Diana Gabaldon by Linda Richards, in January Magazine, 2002. Diana discusses how she promotes her books, and how she writes them.

  • Diana Gabaldon by Linda Richards, in January Magazine, June 1999. An interview where Diana discusses how her Outlander series first began, and also discusses the contemporary mystery she is writing.


"Panels" are discussions at science fiction and/or fantasy conventions which feature one or more authors on a panel discussing an interesting topic:

  • "Rulers of the Realm" panel video from Comic-Con International (San Diego) in July, 2014.A panel discussion about world building and other techniques that writers use. In particular, Diana discusses her "kernel" approach to writing. Panel Description: "Participants included authors Joe Abercrombie (Half a King), Diana Gabaldon (Outlander), Lev Grossman (Magicians Trilogy), George R. R. Martin (Game of Thrones), and Patrick Rothfuss (The Kingkiller Chronicle), who have written some of the most memorable books of their time, pushing genre fiction into the mainstream. Join these bestselling authors along with moderator Ali T. Kokmen (Barnes & Noble-NOOK Media) for a discussion on fantasy literature, fandom, and how they mastered their craft." Posted on YouTube by www.suvudu.com on July 31, 2014.

This page last updated on August 31, 2014 at 4:10 p.m. (PST).