Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Harlan Coben

Ali Karim interviewed Harlan Coben for The Rap Sheet. A brief excerpt:

Ali Karim: First of all, let me offer my congratulations on Hold Tight having hit both the New York Times and London Times best-seller charts last year. And now, Long Lost has climbed its way onto those same charts. Are you settling into a pattern of alternating standalone novels and Myron Bolitar books?

Harlan Coben: I don’t think so, as I’ve not done that before. It’s always about the idea, so if the idea fits a Myron book, that’s what I’ll do; or if it doesn’t, then I’ll do a standalone. Basically, the books I write center around the idea.

AK: How does it feel to see the early Myron books making it big in the UK, thanks to Orion’s recent series of reissues?

HC: I love it, seeing people finding the early Myron books. It’s amazing to see how many people, after reading Long Lost, go back and start reading the earlier Myron books, because prior to reading Long Lost they’d never heard of Myron Bolitar. …

AK: I really enjoyed the French film adaptation of Tell No One [trailer here]. And I laughed when I spotted your cameo appearance at the station. Can you tell us a little about how that cameo came to be?

HC: Well...[read on]
--Marshal Zeringue