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Why I Want to Fuck J. G. Ballard

Oct 22, 2010 in Books, Guest Posts

So I can have his babies, that’s why. Though I am reliably informed that for various reasons this may no longer be possible, if indeed it ever was . . . which is a pity, because I’ve been a big fan of Ballard’s since the late  seventies, when I first came across The Atrocity Exhibition. […]

The True Believer

Oct 12, 2010 in Books, Mulholland Authors

Every writer needs a true believer on his team. I am a literary agent, and I am a true believer. I am a creative partner and a business partner to a group of talented, ambitious, and hardworking authors. I’m a good editor, I know a lot of people who can publish your book or buy […]

Sinking the Titanic

Oct 11, 2010 in Books, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Mulholland News, Writing

Best interview question I’ve ever been asked: What’s the worst thing your parents think you’ve done? Not actually done, but that they think you’ve done. My answer: Heroin. I love doing research. It’s like cheating, but with permission. Here are some of the things I have done in the name of Research: learned to ride […]

Mark Billingham and Laura Lippman on themselves and everything else

Aug 18, 2010 in Books, Film, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

I’ve known Mark Billingham since 2002, but I feel as if we’re lifelong friends. When I heard he was going to move to Mulholland, I was sad for our mutual publisher but happy for Mark, if that makes sense. We share several enthusiasms, including the music of Elvis Costello and beer. I guess I should […]

Guns to Shape the Future

Aug 17, 2010 in Books, Mulholland Authors

The sensation, if you allow yourself experience it, is that of pressing your face up against the glass right at the rushing tip of the present as it plows headlong into the future. There is no wind, only a thrum of momentum from somewhere deeply hidden; yet the sense of speed is nauseating, teetering on […]