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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Through the summer I’m going to have some small pieces at the excellent Hilobrow.com, mainly on a few favorite books and writers. The first, about Roger Zelazny’s Lord of Light, is online now. Zelazny was someone I discovered as a teenager, having picked up a copy of Nine Princes in Amber at a thrift store […]
Viking/Penguin UK is releasing The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters in digital form, but in serial format, so readers can download the book one chapter at a time. The first two chapters – Temple and Cardinal – are offered as free downloads for a limited time. The individual chapter designs have been carried over […]