Saturday, February 11, 2006
Ed Gorman has started an interview series on his blog called "Pro-Files", in which he presents professional writers with seven questions and records their responses. Past installments include Bill Crider, P.J. Parrish, and Max Allan Collins.
This time out he talks to Marijane Meaker, who as Vin Packer was a prominent writer of paperback originals back during the 50s and 60s, in addition to writing lots of other stuff, notably a series of young adult novels as M.E. Kerr. Her novels had a psychological depth and complexity not usually found among the paperback classes; among hardback writers, she could easily be compared to, well, Patricia Highsmith.
If you've never read her, the kind folks at Stark House Press are reprinting many of her books, and they're well worth a look.
posted by Graham Powell at 7:48 AM