Saturday, February 19, 2011

Video Interview—Dave Zeltserman

In recent years, Dave Zeltserman has become one of the most prevalent and prolific crime novelists to emerge from the 2000’s. His loose ‘Man Out Of Prison’ trilogy—Small Crimes, Pariah, and Killer—were critically lauded by media outlets as far ranging as NPR, the Boston Globe, Publishers Weekly, and the Washington Post, describing the three novels as:

“…..A thing of beauty: spare but ingeniously twisted.”

"A dozy of a doom-laden crime story that not only makes merry with the justice system but also satirizes the publishing industry"

“Spare prose and assured pacing place this above most other contemporary noirs."

Since publishing the trilogy, Zeltserman has gone on to garner further acclaim with his satirical supernatural horror novel, The Caretaker of Lorne Field, and with his most recently published heist thriller, Outsourced.

Zeltserman has also gone on to be a pioneer in the realm of eBooks with the release of his short story collection 21 Tales, the award winning Julius Katz, and the intense pulp novel, Blood Crimes.

On February 15th I had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with Zeltserman at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, AZ to discuss Blood Crimes, Outsourced, his experiences with the publishing and film industry, and his upcoming writing projects.

I hope you enjoy

Dave Zeltserman interviewed by Keith Rawson from Keith Rawson on Vimeo.


  1. Awesome interview. Dave Z is really pumping out a bunch of high quality stuff! Can't wait for the western noir anthology. Some great questions Keith, keep these interviews coming.

  2. Very nice. Good to see his Boston accent is as thick as I wanted it to be. He's that greatest of combinations - prolific while remaining good.

  3. What a down to earth guy. Honest, easy going and wiling to answer any question asked. Very insightful. Great interview.

  4. Thank you, both. Terrific interview.

  5. Damn, Keith ... why didn't you show the rest of his (Buffalo Bills) shirt?

    Good stuff. The Z-man on the move.

  6. Smashing interview with one of the good guys.

  7. Nice job. I've been really digging Dave Zeltserman's writing. Some of it delivers that usually now missing Gold Medal kick.