In the final part of Laura Lippman's This Writing Life podcast, we begin by discussing trigger warnings: the fine line between offensiveness and individual sensitivities. ----more----From there we move to:
how violence is portrayed on the news
secrets and Lippman's family
'I was brought up by Southern parents. Don't ask anybody their age. Never talk about money. I think part of the reason I became a journalist it gave me license was to ask those questions...'
Lippman and her heroines: Tess Monaghan and Luisa Brant
Lippman and her father
history, taking down statues and the politics of women on $10
'We are doing something right now, today, that is going to seem despicable in 50 years...'
posterity, Lippman and crime fiction
crime v literary fiction: Lippman and the never-ending genre-wars
'There are so many books. You have to be arrogant to have anything to say...'
after some blatant references to The Wire, Richard Price and Dennis Lehane, we move to the social realist novel
a little afterword on James Crumley
'Elmore Leonard is my role model'
George Pelecanos, Elmore Leonard and Lippman's cute nose...