There are many bestselling authors, but few can legitimately claim that they reinvented a literary genre. By blending the supernatural with the gothic, Anne Rice’s first novel, Interview with the Vampire, did just that. The ensuing Vampire Chronicles series created both a cult following and great mainstream success. Rice was the author of more than 40 books, ranging in topics and genres from religion to erotica. Collectively, her books have sold more than 100 million copies, which made her one of the most widely read authors in modern history. In Prince Lestat: The Vampire Chronicles – which here Rice is discussing with her editor, Victoria Wilson, at Miami Book Fair 2014 – she once again summoned the irresistible spirit-world of the undead, including the dazzling, dangerous rebel-outlaw and the great hope of the undead: Prince Lestat.