Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tana French

From Declan Burke's Q & A with Tana French, author of In the Woods:

What crime novel would you most like to have written?

If Donna Tartt’s incredible The Secret History counts as a crime novel, then definitely that. Otherwise, Josephine Tey’s The Daughter of Time. I like crime books that mess with the conventions.

Who do you read for guilty pleasures?

Eva Ibbotson – not a guilty pleasure, exactly, but definitely a self-indulgent one. She’s the fiction equivalent of a big box of good chocolates.
Read the full interrogation.

The Page 69 Test: In the Woods.

--Marshal Zeringue