Wednesday, April 27 – More Ross Macdonald, please!



RM with his pal Eudora!

Thank you, Library of America!  Yes, tonight at 8 PM on KPFK (90.7 FM) another favorite recent show to engage and delight you while your (un)humble host catches up on his reading, and taping new episodes of Bibliocracy Radio.  On the occasion of the second volume in what we hope is a series, I am pleased to rebroadcast my 2015 interview with Ross Macdonald expert, editor, biographer and all-around cultural critic, Tom Nolan.  This month the esteemed Library of America releases the second collection of Macdonald crime novels with Ross Macdonald: Three Novels of the Early 1960s: The Zebra-Striped Hearse / The Chill / The Far Side of the Dollar.  It’s another gorgeous volume edited by Nolan, a must-have for hard-core fans and a necessary new purchase for readers just discovering one of the best, funniest, smartest tough-guy detective writers ever, a California noirist whose incredible writing chops make his popular novels part of the literary canon too.  Tonight’s encore show is my conversation with Nolan about the first Library of America collection of four of Macdonald’s 1950’s Lew Archer novels.  Thanks for listening, on the radio or online, and as a free download from the KPFK Audio Archives whenever you like.