In Conversation: Tom Rob Smith and Lawrence Block
Wednesday January 18, 2012
Tom Rob Smith (Agent 6) and Lawrence Block (A Drop of the Hard Stuff) discussed their new books and the art of writing crime.
Lawrence Block is a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and an internationally renowned bestselling author. He has won multiple Edgar and Shamus awards and countless international prizes including two Falcon Awards from the Maltese Falcon Society of Japan, the Nero and Philip Marlowe Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America, and the Cartier Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association of the United Kingdom. His earliest published writing appeared in the 1950s, frequently under pseudonyms, and many of these novels are now considered classics of the pulp fiction genre. The author of more than 50 books, Lawrence lives in New York City with his wife Lynne.
Tom Rob Smith graduated from Cambridge University in 2001 and lives in London. His first novel, Child 44, was a New York Times bestseller and an international publishing sensation. Among its many honors, Child 44 won the ITW 2009 Thriller Award for Best First Novel, The Strand Magazine 2008 Critics Award for Best First Novel, the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Tom invites you to visit his website www.TomRobSmith.com and follow @tomrobsmith on Twitter.