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Feature interview with Anne Rice

Famed author comments on Catholicism, the pope and gender ambiguity

Author Anne Rice chats with Xtra about her new book, The Wolves of Midwinter.

Gothic writer Anne Rice is best known for her Vampire Chronicles, which includes Interview with the Vampire, later adapted into an award-winning film directed by Neil Jordan.

Rice's latest series, The Wolf Gift Chronicles, also deals with the supernatural. Aside from repopularizing the gothic fiction genre, her books often feature gay or gender-ambiguous characters. "I love to play with transcending gender, and I love to play with the idea that strong and powerful characters don't care about gender," Rice says. "That love transcends gender completely, and I don't even have to think about it when I start writing a book; it is just going to happen."

For Xtra's full interview with Rice, see the above video.