Jason Allen discusses his debut novel, THE EAST END.
Tags: A Meditation on Fire, addiction, alcoholism, barrett bowlin, Bonnie Jo Campbell, class inequality, closeted, cocaine, debut novel, Denis Johnson, Dorothy Allison, dramatic irony, drug abuse, drug use, elmore leonard, Hamptons, homophobia, Jason Allen, Kurt Vonnegut, LGBTQ, Long Island, money, Pacific University, Raymond Carver, recovery, sobriety, substance abuse, suicide attempt, The East End, The Hamptons, working class
Picture the French Surrealists recast as mobsters running a crime ring and you have the premise for Batterhill’s story.
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John Grisham discusses his advice for young writers, the literary mafia, and why he finally wrote a (literal) beach read.
Tags: A Time to Kill, adaptations, american south, beach reads, bookselling, Camino Island, Cormac McCarthy, elmore leonard, film adaptations, Harlan Coben, Hollywood, Ian McEwan, J. K. Rowling, John Grisham, john le carré, literary world, lyz lenz, Pat Conroy, publishing industry, Ron Williamson, Scott Turow, Stephanie Meyer, Stephen King, The Firm, vampires
Joe Ide discusses his debut novel,
IQ his writing process, and why he enjoys fly fishing. ...more
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Stuart Dybek discusses the forthcoming
The Best Small Fictions 2016, the invisibility of anecdote, and why the art of transition is the art of the short story. ...more
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Masterful crime novelist Elmore Leonard has passed away at age 87 after a stroke. Leonard published 45 novels during his prolific career, including several that were adapted into movies and TV shows, such as Get Shorty, 3:10 to Yuma, and Rum Punch (which became the movie Jackie Brown). His New York Times obituary remembers him as a writer who […]
The Magnificent Seven (1960) A handful of professional gunmen led by black-clad Yul Brynner are hired to protect a south-of-the-border farming village from scores of bandits in John Sturges’ western adaptation of Akira Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai.
Tags: Clint Eastwood, elmore leonard, George Pelecanos, Henry Fonda, Hombre, James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, Once Upon a Time in the West, One Eyed Jacks, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Paul Newman, Sergio Leone, The Magnificent Seven, The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Wild Bunch, The Wire