Friday, July 13, 2007

Martin Cruz Smith

Anna Metcalfe interviewed Martin Cruz Smith for the Financial Times. The author is best known for his series of crime novels featuring the fictional Russian investigator Arkady Renko. The first book in the series, Gorky Park (1981), sold more than a million copies and won a Golden Dagger Award from the British Crime Writers’ Association.

A couple of the questions and answers:

What is the last thing you read that made you laugh out loud?

Roy Blount Jr’s Long Time Leaving: Dispatches from Up South.

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What book do you wish you’d written?

An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro.

Read the entire Q & A.

--Marshal Zeringue