Joe R. Lansdale – interview

In the four years I’ve been cornering novelists and shoving a camera in their faces at the Poisoned Pen, I’ve interviewed Joe R. Lansdale more than any other writer, and with good reason. Lansdale, along with being a brilliant novelist, is one of the most engaging, and entertaining speakers I’ve ever encountered, and I guarantee you, once you’ve heard the man speak, any time you sit down to read one of his novels, it will be Lansdale’s voice narrating the story.

This is particular effect is more than evident in his latest—and in my opinion—his best novel to date, Edge of Dark Water. The gothic river tale is one whichLansdalewas born to write. The moody story of three teenaged friends transporting the cremated remains of their friend, May Lynn Baxter, down the Sabine River in route to a near mythical Hollywood, (Yeah, Sue Ellen and her friends are taking the loooong way to California) is a novel on par and as ambitious as the river novels of Mark Twain.

On March 27th, I was once again lucky enough to sit down with Mr. Lansdale at the Poisoned Pen inScottsdale,AZ to talk about the Edge of Dark Water as well as several upcoming projects.

I hope you enjoy.

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Keith Rawson

Keith Rawson is a little-known pulp writer whose short fiction, poetry, essays, reviews, and interviews have been widely published both online and in print. He is the author of the short story collection The Chaos We Know (SnubNose Press)and Co-Editor of the anthology Crime Factory: The First Shift.(New Pulp Press) He lives in Southern Arizona with his wife and daughter.

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About Keith Rawson

Keith Rawson is a little-known pulp writer whose short fiction, poetry, essays, reviews, and interviews have been widely published both online and in print. He is the author of the short story collection The Chaos We Know (SnubNose Press)and Co-Editor of the anthology Crime Factory: The First Shift.(New Pulp Press) He lives in Southern Arizona with his wife and daughter.

One Reply to “Joe R. Lansdale – interview”

  1. I’ve come to really love hearing your voice Keith. The questions are always great and you always give the authors plenty of room. Just keep it up.

    ‘It’s not exactly what you thought. Sometimes it’s better, sometimes it’s worse.’ These could be opening lines.