Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Interview: ELMORE LEONARD

A four-part interview with legendary crime fiction author Elmore Leonard (Get Shorty, Out of Sight), on the occasion of being honored with the 2008 F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Award. Host Michael Brown of Montgomery College Television talks with the prolific author about his influences, his career, and why he's not thrilled with many best-selling novels. The fourth video shares highlights of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, including author George Pelecanos' introduction and a portion of Mr. Leonard reading from his novel Killshot.

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Related links:
The Poetry of Crime Fiction
Crime Fiction with the masters
BROADWAY BOUND: "GET SHORTY"
ELMORE LEONARD: TEN RULES OF WRITING

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Interview: AL ROKER ... MYSTERY WRITER?
ThrillerFest 2009: MYSTERIES VS. THRILLERS
Interview: SUE GRAFTON (U Is For Undertow)
SARA PARETSKY (V.I. Warshawski mysteries)
CAROL HIGGINS CLARK (Regan Reilly mysteries)
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Die Laughing: Funny Crime and Mystery Fiction

SHE'S THE SHERIFF!

A woman with a complicated past returns home to become the small town's new sheriff. Best Mann For The Job is by the writer/artist team of Chris and Erica Well. Read it from the beginning at StudioWell.com. Watch the trailer on YouTube.