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Want to be a literary rock star? Live like a boy scout. A conversation with George Pelecanos.

Feb 13, 2012 in Guest Posts, Writing

The below guest post originally appeared on Allison Leotta’s site and is reprinted with the permission of the author. George Pelecanos is an author at the top of his game. When he’s not writing bestselling crime novels, he’s creating some of America’s finest TV dramas: shows like “The Wire” and “Treme.”Stephen King called him “perhaps America’s greatest living crime […]

Infamous One Percenters from Pop Culture

Feb 10, 2012 in Guest Posts

From Ebenezer Scrooge to Arthur Jensen in Network, here are some of the most famous one percent characters from books and movies. Alan Glynn’s new thriller is Bloodland. (This post initially appeared at The Daily Beast and is reprinted here with the permission of the author.) They used to be called robber barons. Now we call them one […]

In the Beginning

Feb 06, 2012 in Guest Posts, Writing

The below guest post initially appeared at Murder is Everywhere and is reprinted below with the kind permission of the author. One of the nicest things about having a website is that people write me letters.  My personal website, although it’s got the usual self-serving promotional nonsense on it, is largely taken up by a […]

A Conversation Between Lawrence Block and Robert Silverberg: Part II

Jul 21, 2011 in Books, Mulholland Authors, Writing

Two months ago, Lawrence Block and Robert Silverberg met in San Francisco for an epic conversation that spanned nearly every topic imaginable…and far more. Mulholland Books has transcribed the dialogue between these two masters of storytelling and will present it to you in two parts. (Read Part I here.) LB: Should we take questions from some of these […]

A Conversation Between Lawrence Block and Robert Silverberg: Part I

Jul 19, 2011 in Books, Mulholland Authors, Writing

Two months ago, Lawrence Block and Robert Silverberg met in San Francisco for an epic conversation that spanned nearly every topic imaginable…and far more. Mulholland Books has transcribed the dialogue between these two masters of storytelling and will present it to you in two parts. Lawrence Block: How did a nice fellow like you get into this business? […]

Blow It Up Better: Thomas Mullen interviews Paul Malmont on Pulp Fiction, Imagination, History, and Comics

Jul 18, 2011 in Books, Mulholland Authors, Writing

Paul Malmont is the author of three novels re-imaging the lives of early 20th century pulp writers to thrilling effect: his first, The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril, placed ‘30s authors Walter Gibson (The Shadow) and Lester Dent (Doc Savage) in their own pulp adventure, complete with zombies and phantom freighters, and his second, Jack London […]

You Will Have to Know Life

Jul 07, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts

Megan Abbott’s much-praised novel THE END OF EVERYTHING (Reagan Arthur Books) which Tana French calls “taut, unflinching and very hard to put down” hits bookstores today. Here, we present a piece on the oddities of suburbia from the author Laura Lippman calls “one of the most exciting and original voices of her generation.” I have […]

Ten Books, Plus a Few More

Jul 05, 2011 in Guest Posts, Writing

I’m dreadful at lists. I know it’s something that boys are supposed to be good at — semi-autistically drawn toward, even — but I’m hopeless at remembering what I ought to put in and always too aware of what I’m leaving out. It’s like colors. Does anyone have a favorite color after the age of […]

Any questions?

Jun 27, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Writing

This past spring the filmed version of Alan Glynn’s novel Limitless took theaters by storm.  Last week, Picador’s paperback edition of Glynn’s novel Winterland hit the shelves, a book George Pelecanos called  “A terrific read”, and John Connolly characterized as “timely, topical and thrilling.”  Here, Alan discusses the genesis of Winterland, architecture as metaphor, and […]

A Conversation with Duane Swierczynski and Josh Bazell: Part II

Jun 24, 2011 in Books, Comic Books, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Writing

In our ongoing celebration of the publication of Fun & Games we matched Duane Swierczynski up with Josh Bazell, author of the acclaimed novel Beat the Reaper. When we last saw our heroes (see Part I), Duane had asked Josh how far he had gotten with his plan to become a comic book artist. JB: […]