This week on Perpetual Chess I am joined by the acclaimed and prolific chess author, columnist and historian, GM Andy Soltis. GM Soltis and I discussed the following:
His most recent book, 365 Chess Master Lessons: Take One a Day to Be a Better Chess Player, and his upcoming work, Tal, Petrosian, Spassky and Korchnoi: A Chess Multibiography with 206 Games. We discussed how GM Soltis got the ideas for these books, and how he comes up with writing subjects generally. Andy also shared lots of details about what goes into researching, writing and naming his books.
His two longstanding chess columns in the New York Post (since 1972), and in Chess Life magazine (since 1079), Andy discusses how these columns came into being, and how he has managed to keep them going all those years.
Andy shares his thoughts on the upcoming World Championships and the modern chess scene more generally.
Of course, GM Soltis also had great stories to share about the likes of Bobby Fischer, Viktor Korchnoi and Mikhail Tal.Thanks so much to Andy for joining me, it was an honor to speak with him.