»With latest novel: The Prophet, beyond the two [themes] you highlight, I thought it was really about the flawed concept of being righteous in your decision-making, in the emphatic belief that this is the right choice. It’s a disorganized world.«
An American in London: Writer Michael Koryta (latest novel: The Prophet) in conversation with Ali Karim. Read the interview at The Rap Sheet.
»As far as characters in fiction that I really admire–it’s pretty strong to say you would wish that you had created another character–but I’ll throw out Will Graham, the protagonist in Red Dragon, a book I’ve read several times.«
»In terms of characters I wish I had created–just because I haven’t dealt with anything like them–I’m really impressed by characters who can endure over time, whether that be a long series run like a Harry Bosch, or a character who endures over generations and continues to please readers: Sherlock Holmes.«
A conversation between the two Michaels: Michael Connelly (The Black Box) and Michael Koryta (The Prophet) talking about their favorite characters, about their work in journalism and of course about their new books. Read more at the new Bookish-Site.
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
- The Prophet by Michael Koryta
- The Crime Fiction Handbook by Peter Messent
- Harbour Nocturne by Joseph Wambaugh
The new instalment of the Guardian Books Podcast is on the trail of the best American crime writing, with Gillian Flynn, Joseph Wambaugh, Michael Koryta and Peter Messent. Listen to Claire Armitstead and Tim Maby at The Guardian.