RARA-AVIS: Charles Ardai on Behind the Black Mask Podcast

From: Jeff Vorzimmer ( jvorzimmer@austin.rr.com)
Date: 07 Jan 2007

Catching up on some podcasts, I came across a great interview of fellow list-member and publisher Charles Ardai on Behind the Black Mask (Episode 5). What a great interview, Charles! Really interesting.

The first half of the interview he talks about writing his own books and the second half about editing the HCC books. But why don't I just include the description:
"Author and editor Charles Ardai is a double-feature unto himself. In the first half of this special hour-long episode Richard Aleas (Ardai's anagrammatical authorial alter ego) discusses his Edgar and Shamus Award nominated novel LITTLE GIRL LOST: its literary predecessors--from William Blake's poetry to period pulp, and its complex vision of justice. In the second half of the interview, Ardai the entrepreneur speaks of his imprint Hard Case Crime: the reasons for its creation, the decision to commission fresh artwork from some of the finest painters of the classic era of paperback originals, and the particular challenges of editing and publishing a line that mixes period reprints with new titles while maintaining a consistent noir worldview. Abundantly clear are the intelligence and vision that have made Ardai the reigning Pasha of Pulp publishing, and Hetman of Hard-Boiled writing."

Here's the link: http://btbm.libsyn.com/

You don't have to have iTunes. You can go to the website above and download the MP3 and listen on your computer, transfer it to your portable audio device or burn it to a CD.


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