Gorman v. Westlake

All of Ed Gorman’s Pro-Files (as he calls them) are great but imagine my delight when yesterday’s installment featured Donald Westlake who — frabjous day! — is working on another Dortmunder novel, his third in a row. But I can’t help but be struck by this:

What is the greatest DIS-pleasure?

The greatest displeasure in my writing career used to be my occasional indentured servitude in Hollywood, but now it is the ramshackle mess that has become of New York publishing.   Doesn’t anybody here know how to play this game?

Do you have any advice for the publishing business?
Pay attention.

No kidding.