Posts Tagged by William Lashner
|9 January, 2012||Posted by Erik Carlson under Uncategorized||
At a mere 25$, the 6 hour tour consisted of landmarks from the life of the great Pulp author David Goodis and involved sinking houses, a couple of fine drinking establishments, black pudding, go-go dancers, and some of the greatest people you would want to spend a beautiful winter Sat. afternoon with.
The tour began with a reading at his graveside and continued from there as a celebration of his life and vice. Our tour guides consisted of NoirCon founder Lou Boxer, academic Ed Petitt, and author Duane Swierczynski; all of whom provided the most entertaining and interesting view of Goodis’ life. A special highlight was author (and all around super-nice guy) William Lashner reading a special piece from author Ken Bruen.
If you don’t know much about Goodis, check out Boxer’s blog and read all about him. In a few months the Library of America will be reissuing a collection of Goodis’ work (Dark Passage, Night Fall, The Burglar, The Moon and the Gutter, and Street of No Return). If men who fall too far to ever pull themselves up interests you, and I’m sure they do, check these books out.
Incidentaly, if you write hard boiled fiction or just want to hang out with a bunch of crime writers, I recommend clearing a weekend in November for Noircon - a conference for writers and fans of Noir. I am even throwing my fedora into the ring this year and entering the first annual Poetry contest. Think you got what it takes to compete with me? Enter a poem.