Liz Smith Interview

December 6th, 2009 by Lewis Frumkes


By turns smart, saucy, and sassy, Liz Smith has been called the highest paid syndicated columnist in the world, someone who has hobnobbed with princes and kings, with society doyens and movie stars. In fact she still commands an important presence around the country and on the internet, but alas she misses her New York audience. Why then does Rupert Murdoch who owns The New York Post which let her go stop to kiss her hello when he sees her?  What exactly happened ? Tune in and listen to this fascinating Texas gal tell me her story.

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Lawrence Block Interview

January 25th, 2009 by Lewis Frumkes


one-night-stands-and-lost-weekendsLarry Block was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1993, but readers everywhere already knew this. Stuart Woods once told me he learned much of what he knows from Larry Block. Larry has written so many books that it is difficult to keep up with them: the Bernie Rhodenbarr series; the Matthew Scudder series: The Evan Tanner series; Chip Harrison books, Keller books, Hitman books, and so on and so on. Larry is just terrific as a writer and as a friend, and I might add funny to boot. Here he talks about a volume of his early stories in which you can already see the magic of his pen. Fun interview.

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