Re: RARA-AVIS: The Welty review

From: Ed Lynskey (
Date: 15 Dec 2002

--- wrote:
> On a more positive note, I think the success of Macdonald
> paved the way for
> mystery writers to reach a broader audience. Before
> Macdonald, mystery
> writers on the bestseller list were rarities and those getting
> critical
> acclaim even rarer. I think the attention paid Macdonald made
> it easier for
> critics to treat seriously the next generation of writers.
> Richard Moore

Interesting back story about the two MacDonalds. On this point, FWIW, _Washington Post_ critic Jonathan Yardley not long ago mentioned George Pelecanos and other crime novelists in an essay he wrote for "Book World." I think this essay was flagged on a post to rara avis.

Ed Lynskey


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