Saturday, July 16, 2011

Video Interview—Duane Swierczynski

In the last four years, there’s been a near holy trinity of pulp writers who, in my eye, can do no wrong:

Joe R. Lansdale

Charlie Huston

Duane Swierczynski

Swierczynski is one of those rare novelists who have yet to make a misstep in his career, despite the broad narrative leaps he takes. His novels are—for a lack of a better term—high octane thrill rides, which constantly challenge the notions of genre and keep the reader burning through pages.

Swierczynski is also one of the novelist who I’ve most wanted to interview and finally I was lucky enough to sit down with Duane at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, AZ where he was making his first appearance and we sat down and talked about his latest effort Fun & Games, Mulholland Books, his recent work with DC comics, and just where in the Hell he gets ideas from?

I hope you enjoy.


  1. Oooh. Whetting my appetite for tomorrow night.

  2. Hi Duane, thanks for giving us a look at the formulation of the book.
    Elaine Ash

  3. I loved this interview. Duane Swierczynski is one of the nicest guys out there. I agree with Keith about the awesome trilogy. Thanks for the interview.

  4. Keep the scissors away from Swierczynski!

  5. I learned too late, Ed, I'm now missing a pinky

  6. Keith, You're lucky he didn't gut you. The last guy who interviewed him hasn't been seen (found?) since.

  7. Fantastic interview, Keith. Next time you'll remember to hide the sharp objects.