- Ian Rankin
- Stuart MacBride
- Karen Campbell
- Neil Forsyth
- Chris Brookmyre
- Paul Johnston
- Alice Thompson
- Allan Guthrie
- Louise Welsh
So much more than a collection of writing tips, The Crime Interviews Volume One is brimming with pithy, witty and sometimes just plain weird revelations. It provides a unique and unforgettable insight into how authors think... and how they write.
See also The Crime Interviews Volume Two for ten more interviews.
[Two Ravens Press published a previous edition of this book in 2011 under the title Dead Sharp: Scottish Crime Writers On Country And Craft]
What they’re saying…
This is fascinating reading and a real treat. A rare insight into the minds of a diverse group of crime writers, writing in one genre, living in proximity, but all with utterly different, individual voices."
– Peter James, author of Dead Like You
"Len Wanner is the perfect interrogator, subtle, accommodating and incisive, and these interviews elicit many layers of deep, dark and vital intelligence."
– John Banville, author of The Sea
About the author…
Len Wanner was born in the Alpine Republic of Bavaria in 1985.
When his academic and civil service kept interfering with his reading, he left the country.
When University College Dublin, better known as the All-star Republic of Ireland, gave him a degree at the price of an accent, he left that country, too.
Now moving in literary circles, he says he is no longer available as racket stringer, holiday animator, or Lederhosen model, though calls will still be charged at standard network rates.
Having found his lady friend in the Almost Republic of Scotland, Mr Wanner is finishing a PhD on crime fiction at the University of Edinburgh.
He also freelances as a translator and interviewer, and edits the literary journal, www.thecrimeofitall.com