James Sallis: Interviews and Articles
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Radio Interviews

  • NPR's Fresh Air on 29 March, 2001
  • University of Illinois' WILL radio station's Focus 580 show (David Inge) on 23 July, 2003
  • Public Interest on 14 February, 2010
  • KPCC's Off Ramp on 27 June, 2011
  • Station KJZZ (Steve Goldstein) on 18 December, 2013

Interviews & Articles

Lisa Levy. American Noir and the Outlaw Lit of James Sallis: In praise of a great American crime writer, Literary Hub (17 June 2016).

Keith Rawson. 10 Questions with James Sallis, Lit Reactor (5 November 2013).

Patrick Millikin. Others of His Kind: PW Talks With James Sallis, Publishers Weekly (30 August 2013).

Megan Abbott and Boris Dralyuk. Knowing It Has to End, Los Angeles Review of Books (7 May 2012).

Jean-Paul Bazart. Le frelon noir, Mauvais Genres.

Dinah Brand. L'oeil du criquet, LIRE.fr (October 2003).

Garth Cartwright. The Melting Pot of Genres, Guardian (3 November 2001).

Lawrence Donegan. Skin Deep in Crime, Observer (4 August 2002).

Paul Duncan. Professional Liar, in Paul Duncan (ed.), The Third Degree: Crime Writers in Conversation (Harpenden: No Exit Press & Crime Time Magazine, 1997). Reprinted in James Sallis, The Long-Legged Fly/Moth Omnibus Edition (Harpenden: No Exit Press, 2000).

Christophe Dupuis. James Sallis Interview, L'Ours Polar (2001).

Alistair Fitchett. Your Past is at Your Shoulder: James Sallis and Jason Flores-Williams, Tangents (February 2002).

Barry Forshaw. Jim Sallis: Dissonant Chords, Crime Time 22 (2001).

Woody Haut. James Sallis: An Overview, Crime Time 22 (2001).

Gerald Houghton. It Is Not Midnight. It Is Not Raining: An Edge Interview with James Sallis, The Edge 7 (May/June 1998).

Thomas Kaufsek. The James Sallis Interview, Mystery Scene 45 (1994).

Paul Kane. An Interview with James Sallis, The Compulsive Reader, article 1695.

John Kenyon. Monday Interview: James Sallis, Things I'd Rather Be Doing (27 November, 2006).

Carrie McMillan. Hypertext Fiction Past and Present: James Sallis, Eye of the Cricket, Estar de Gala (September 2002).

Tom Marcinko. James Sallis, Phoenix Magazine (January 2012).

Richard Marshall. At a Hard Right Angle: An Interview with James Sallis, 3AM Magazine (December 2002).

Scott Martelle. James Sallis' Noir Outlook in "The Killer is Dying", Los Angeles Times (7 August 2011).

Richard Martin. Memories of Things Past and Yet to Come: James Sallis, Allusionism, and Play, Crime Time 2.4 (1999).

Richard Martin. Echoes & Mirrors: Cross-references in the Griffin novels, The James Sallis Web Pages (March 1999-September 2001).

Richard Martin. Notes on the Lew Griffin novels, The James Sallis Web Pages (March 1999-September 2001).

Richard Martin. Themes and Motifs in the Sallis Oeuvre, The James Sallis Web Pages (March 1999-September 2001).

Richard Martin. James Sallis: A Writer at the Edge, The James Sallis Web Pages (September 2001).

David Mathew. Followed From Life to Life: An Interview with James Sallis, Shots 2.5 (Spring 1999).

Dena McDuffie. James Sallis: Man of Mystery, Firsts: The Book Collector's Magazine 10.6 (June 2000).

Tammy Michaels. James Sallis, StoryTeller: A Novel View (July 2003).

Patrick Millikin. James Sallis: Ghost of a Flea, Yourflesh Quarterly 41 (1999).

Patrick Murphy. Identity and doubt: Eye of the Cricket, Workers' Liberty 54 (March 1999).

Angela Cara Pancrazio. For prolific writer, images lead the way to truth, Arizona Republic (5 October 2003).

Keith Rawson. BSC Interview - James Sallis [audio], Boomtron (October 2009).

Raymonde Roman. De La Nouvelle — Orléans à l'Abyssinie, Parutions (9 December 2003).

Robert Saladrigas. En la cuna del jazz, La Vanguardia (10 December 2003).

Walter Satterthwait. An Appreciation of James Sallis, in James Sallis, Eye of the Cricket (Blakeney: Scorpion Press, 1997).

Damian Seaman. James Sallis in Conversation, Shots Magazine (undated).

Charles L. P. Silet. To New Orleans with Love: James Sallis, in Charles L. P. Silet, Talking Murder: Interviews with 20 Mystery Writers (Princeton, N.J.: Ontario Review Press, 1999).

Iain Sinclair. Hopi Mean Time, London Review of Books 21.6 (March 1999).

Matias Serra Bradford. Escribir, vivir y otros enigmas, Clarín (20 July 2002).

Armen Svadjian. James Sallis: Man of Letters, Ache Magazine 4 (Summer/Fall 2002).

Mark Thwaite. James Sallis, Crime Time 25 (2001).

Gilles van Grasdorff. La Voix de James Sallis, La Voix du Luxembourg (27 May 2001).

Frédéric Vitoux. Un polar de James Salli— L'enfer et Cie, Le Nouvel Observateur (30 October 2003).

Daniel Walther. "Polars" atypiques, DNA (22 November 2003).

Chris Wiegand. Thought Crime, The Guardian (23 October 2008).

John Williams. Noir Visions, W Magazine 14 (Summer 1998).

Critical Study

The following books all include passages/chapters on the Lew Griffin novels:

  • J. K. Van Dover & John F. Jebb. Isn't Justice Always Unfair? The Detective in Southern Literature (Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green State University Press, 1996).
  • Woody Haut. Neon Noir: Contemporary American Crime Fiction (London and New York: Serpent's Tail, 1999).
  • Andrew Pepper. The Contemporary American Crime Novel: Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Class (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2000).
  • Nick Rennison & Richard Shephard (eds). The Waterstone's Guide to Crime Fiction (Brentford: Waterstone's Booksellers, 1997).
  • Ralph Willett. The Naked City: Urban Crime Fiction in the USA (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 1996).


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