I don't think you could have two more different writers than Woodrell
and Max Allan Collins. The one piece of Woodrell that I tried (and
gave up on) definitely had that "artiste" feel to it, Max Allan
Collins is pure pulp, which I love. Btw. I have enjoyed immensely all
of the Hardcase Crime books of Collins that you've published.
--- In email@example.com, "hardcasecrime" <editor@...> wrote:
> > It occurred to me after I posted my
> > previous comment in response to the
> > Woodrell quote that he's an alumnus
> > of Iowa's MFA program, and that spoke
> > volumes to me.
> Just for fun, let's see what other crime writers are Iowa Writers
> Program alums.
> For one, Max Phillips, author of the Shamus-winning FADE TO BLONDE (and
> visionary art director who designed the look of Hard Case Crime).
> For another, Max Allan Collins, whom I don't recall anyone describing
> as an excessively nose-in-the-air literary type.
> My tentative conclusion: Iowa only breeds insufferable artistes, unless
> their name is "Max."
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