It should be an interesting interview, as Koryta is one of the 'young lions' of crime fiction, so to speak. Michael's first novel, TONIGHT I SAID GOODBYE an Edgar finalist, was published when he was just 21 and an undergraduate at Indiana University (I feel so old). He has also been a private investigator and award-winning newspaper reporter. He now divides his time between Bloomington, Indiana, where he teaches at the Indiana University School of Journalism, and St. Petersburg, Florida. You can see a cool little YouTube video of him talking about his upcoming book SO COLD THE RIVER, below.
The Koryta interview is for a feature in an upcoming issue of Good Reading, the Australian books magazine, but I will also make sure I weave in the 9mm questions etc, and share other parts of the interview with you here.
Oh, and I've just been informed that tomorrow night after work, I have a phone interview with PD James, the 89-year old peer of the realm and crime fiction legend. Gulp. I've interviewed people who've sold tens of millions of books, high-profile sports stars, leading politicians, and key businesspeople, amongst others over the past couple of years - but I must say I'm a touch nervous about interviewing Baroness James. So yeah, tomorrow is a pretty big day. More on the interviews later.
So, are there any questions you'd like me to ask either Michael Koryta or PD James? Anything you'd like to know about them? I'll check the blog early tomorrow morning before the Koryta interview - so get your questions in as a comment below, and I'll try to weave the good ones in.
Have you read their books? Are you a Lincoln Perry fan? An Adam Dalgliesh fan? Both? Thoughts and comments welcome.