Speedboat (1976) We were talking about No, No, Nanette. I said I thought there was such a thing an an Angry Bravo – that those audiences who stand, and cheer, and roar, and seem altogether besides themselves at what they would instantly agree is at best an unimportant thing, are not really cheering No, No, […]
After several years mostly away from the theatre, Tomorrow Come Today, a play I wrote last summer is being produced next month at the Undermain Theatre in Dallas. I’m especially happy about this for two different reasons – the first being that Undermain is an awesome theatre with a 30 year (!) track record of […]
About a year ago I contributed an interview to Adam Szymkowicz’s website, which contains an amazing catalogue of interviews with working playwrights – literally hundreds of them. He’s a very interesting writer himself, and going through his questions was a lot of fun. Going through his collection of interviews is a major rabbit hole for […]
The last of the small pieces I’ve been contributing to Hilobrow.com is online, an appreciation of Out, by Natsuo Kirino. Only three of Kirino’s many novels have been translated English, but Out – her breakthrough book in Japan – is one of the best noir novels I’ve read in years and I just can’t recommend […]
Part two of my recent interview with Clare Diston, a Bristol-based writer whose writings on reading can be found at 50ayear.com, is now online. The first part of the interview – taken from a long skype call between Bristol and Palm Springs, where I happened to be working – is up here.
Another small piece is online now at Hilobrow.com, an appreciation of the American mystery author Ross Macdonald. To my mind he’s the man who carries the American hard-boiled mystery into a recognizable present from its origins with Hammett and Chandler. I really can’t recommend Macdonald’s books enough – tough and tender, intricately wrought, and mindful […]
On the heels of the Glass Books trilogy being offered in a digital format in the UK, I did a number of interviews and Q&As with various UK-based websites. One of the more lengthy interviews was with Clare Diston, a Bristol-based writer whose writings on reading can be found at 50ayear.com. The first part of […]