Go forth and be linked

Though yesterday was certainly all Spillane, all the time, here’s one last lengthy tribute to the famed pulp fiction writer, courtesy the Georgetown (S.C.) Times. Oh, and another from the Rap Sheet Blog.

The Minneapolis City Pages has a lengthy interview with George Pelecanos, talking about THE WIRE, why he doesn’t have a listed phone number anymore, and his take on the crime novel.

Ken Bruen was finally, finally on CBS Sunday morning a few days ago. I missed it, unfortunately, but this text transcript is a good substitute.

For He Jiahong, detective fiction is a minefield that few Chinese writers don’t dare tread. But as he tells the China Daily, it’s something he felt compelled to do – and the fruits of his labor should be available in English soon.

Irvine Welsh shocked the literati by coming out as a conservative – and the Glasgow Herald’s Rosemary Goring calls him on his inconsistent behavior.

Poor Nick Drake. The poet and novelist shares the same name as a notable dead rock star, and he tells the Independent what that whole business is like.

And finally, congratulations, David!