Week of  January 5 2005 | Lawrence Block

I first met Lawrence Block in March, 1984 in Indianapolis, where he was doing a seminar titled "Write For Your Life". I have been a fan ever since. 

He is the author of the Matthew Scudder series, one of the finest mystery series ever written. His new Scudder novel, ALL THE FLOWERS ARE DYING, will be published on March 1, 2005 by William Morrow.

Mr. Block is the writer of the popular Bernie Rhodenbarr 'Burglar' series. He also writes a series featuring Keller, a hit-man for hire. Other series characters include Evan Tanner and Chip Harrison.

Larry has written several books on the craft of writing; two of my favorites being TELLING LIES FOR FUN AND PROFIT and SPIDER, SPIN ME A WEB. Both of these books are still in print.

Mr. Block's newest project is TILT!, a dramatic series on ESPN that premieres on Wednesday January 13 at 9:00 p.m. The background is big-time poker in Las Vegas. 

TILT! was created by Brian Koppelman and David Levien, the writers of the film ROUNDERS. Larry is one of three executive story editors; the other two being Roberto Benabib (of Ally McBeal) and Nick Kendrick (Law and Order: SVU). The show is set to run for nine weeks. I know I can't wait to see it.

Mr. Block has won the prestigious Grand Master award from the Mystery Writers of America. In May, 2004 he was awarded the Life Achievement Award by the Crime Writers Association in London.

I hope you enjoy the interview.


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