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January 10, 2007

Wednesday Author Interview: Duane Swierczynski

Over at By The Way, the 2007 series of Author Interviews kicks off with a fun interview with Duane Swierczynski, whose latest crime novel The Blonde I enjoyed the hell out of (as you may recall). Come find out how Duane avoids crime fiction cliches, what being the editor-in-chief of the Philadelphia City Paper brings to his novel writing (and vice-versa), and why he will inevitably write a novel that takes place over the span of eight seconds. You know you want to know.

Oh, and look: Duane's got a blog.

Posted by john at January 10, 2007 06:17 PM

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Nathan | January 10, 2007 08:03 PM

RE: a novel that takes place over the span of 8 seconds,

Have you heard about The 1 Second Film?

a one second movie followed by 90 minutes of credits.

Go here for plot summary (and look at the list of producers for a mild hoot).

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0448975/plotsummary

Steve Buchheit | January 10, 2007 09:49 PM

Nathan, I think I saw that one, spoken as someone who does read the credits as the minimum-wage teens miss the spilled pop and other stickness on the floor and the people for the next showing come in wondering when I'm going to leave my primo seat.

Tim Walker | January 26, 2007 12:47 PM

Just a note to say that I bought "The Blonde" after reading the "By the Way" interview, and last night I gave it to my book-lovin' wife as a present. This morning she complained to me that it was too good, because it made her stay up to finish the whole thing.

So, the wife's in good-book-hangover mode. Thanks, John!

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