Short, Sharp Interview: Vincent Zandri

everything burnsPDB: What’s going on now?

Still recovering from a Noir at the Bar reading in Manhattan last evening.

PDB: How did you research Everything Burns?

Everything Burns pretty much really happened to me, minus all the fire stuff. But I did get back with my ex-wife, and for a while, she did date a writer guy who wanted to be a novelist. Weird.

PDB: Which of your publications are you most proud of?

All of them…I think.

PDB: What’s your favourite film/ book/ song/ television programme?

Unanswerable but here goes.

Se7en

Caught Stealing by Charlie Huston

Revolution by The Beatles

Breaking Bad

PDB: Is location important to your writing?

I’m not sure if you mean, is location important while I’m writing, or important in the story. In both cases, I would say yes. I like to write in Europe. But I’ve found myself working in some very unusual places. A prison cell in Sing Sing. Aboard a hospital ship docked off West Africa. A cheap hotel room in Cairo at the tail end of the Arab Spring…

PDB: How often do you check your Amazon rankings?

That’s like asking someone how many times they, well, you know what…

vince zandriPDB: What’s next?

Just finished a hard-boiled novel called Orchard Grove. It will be the second in the Albany Noir Trilogy. Everything Burns is the first. I’m also writing the third in the Chase Baker series. I head to North Africa and the Sahara next month to research what will be the fourth.

Bio: Vincent Zandri is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than sixteen novels, including The Innocent, The Remains, Moonlight Falls, Moonlight Weeps, and the newly released Everything Burns from Thomas & Mercer. Suspense Magazine chose the first book in his Chase Baker series, The Shroud Key, as one of the Best of 2014. A freelance photojournalist and traveler, Vincent has made appearances on Fox News and Bloomberg TV. He is also the author of the blog The Vincent Zandri Vox.

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