Articles by Bill Morris
August 18, 2016
Publishing’s abiding obsession with fresh voices ignores a curious fact about our current literary scene: a startling number of the finest writers at work today are not twentysomethings; they’re eightysomethings.
August 5, 2016
SoHo Sins succeeds because it was written by a man with a day job, a job that gives him intimate knowledge of how a subculture works – its personalities and preoccupations, its business practices, its styles, its silliness and occasional beauty.
July 21, 2016
Writing is gratifying on a daily basis. If I didn’t love doing it, I would have stopped a long time ago.
June 3, 2016
I love the idea of grafting details from my life — a white Italian-American living in 2016, in his 40s — grafting that onto the life of a black singer born in Cleveland in the late-1920s. Being able to mix all that stuff together was really appealing to me.
May 24, 2016
Maybe the problem is that musicians keep living clichéd lives that can’t be made into anything but clichéd movies.
May 18, 2016
I think Estleman would proud of being described as a throwback to an earlier era, when writers wrote prolifically and never failed to entertain. It’s not haute cuisine — it’s red meat, the stuff you can’t put down until your plate is clean.
April 1, 2016
Rich Republican outsider with zero political experience and open disdain for government claims he has the business acumen to make [fill in the blank] great again — sound familiar?
March 15, 2016
Many of the kids who play college basketball today are insanely talented. Too bad they’re being so shamelessly exploited.
February 25, 2016
Four novels as source material for Oscar-nominated screenplays? What happened? Did some pixie slip a vial of smart powder into the L.A. drinking water?
February 11, 2016
Jimmy Breslin might have had Buddy Cianci in mind when he said, “Providence is where the best thieves come from.”