Friday, July 17, 2015

Sue Grafton Interview

Sue Grafton: By the Book - NYTimes.com

8 comments:

Deb said...

It's a shame I find her books so dull because, after reading that interview, she comes across as an interesting person (I'm in total agreement re book clubs, discussion questions, and Anthony Trollope). If only her writing was as vivid as her opinions.

Bill Crider said...

I've met her and been on panels with her and like her quite a bit. My usual story is that I had a first edition of A IS FOR ALIBI and gave it to the library when we moved. I can't believe I did that.

Todd Mason said...

She and I rode an elevator alone for a number of floors at the 2001 Bouchercon. My first, and I was already on overload, so it took me several minutes of her smiling expectantly for me to realize, oh, she's Sue Grafton...and by that time it seemed almost awkward to bring much of anything up. I got off before she did, politely returning her smile but neither of us having said anything.

Alice, when she heard, suggested that at least I could've told her my housemate liked her novels.

Bill Crider said...

I signed at the same time she did at the Seattle Bouchercon. When the hour was up, her line, unlike mine, still stretched for a very long way. She graciously went to another room and kept right on signing.

Todd Mason said...

I share her appreciation for the Ephrons and Gorey, as well.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I made it to "M" in 1997 before giving up. Besides the dullness Deb mentioned I didn't like certain character traits her heroine was exhibiting. I did read her collection of stories. In person she has always seemed gracious, as Bill said.

I have one of her father's books, still unread.

Jeff

Don Coffin said...

Sue Grafton was the dinner speaker at the first (1994) EyeCon in Milwaukee. I thought she was funny, smart, and altogether one of the best after-dinner speakers I have ever listened to.

Don Coffin said...

Jeff--her father's books are quite good. Give either of them a try.