Depeschen mit dem Leitwort Daniel Woodrell

For the 300th issue of ShortList the editors asked writers to create an original noir story. The catch? It had to be exactly 300 words long. You can read the stories by Anthony Horowitz, Denise Mina, Frank Bill, George Pelecanos, Chris Brookmyre, Stuart Neville, Arne Dahl, Mark Billingham, Malcolm Mackay, Joe R. Lansdale, David Vann, Will Self, David Whitehouse, Danny Wallace, John Connolly, James Sallis, Daniel Woodrell and Ben Banyard at ShortList.

»And that’s a little bit depressing sometimes. When you get to page 100 and something and you say, «I think I can use ten of these.»«

Daniel Woodrell

Twists within Woodrell’s fiction: A fine interview with writer Daniel Woodrell (latest novel: The Maid’s Version) at The Bat Segundo Show. Listen to the Podcast at Reluctant Habits.

»I guess I am unconscious sometimes, writing away by instinct and some of these tropes and dramatic symmetries are built in by now, so I don’t really notice them. I love Shakespeare, and the Greeks, learned a lot studying them at one time.«

Daniel Woodrell

A short interview: Patrick Millikin in conversation with writer Daniel Wooodrell. Read more at Publishers Weekly.