James Lee Burke interview – Episode 122 Reading & Writing podcast


The 122nd episode of the Reading & Writing podcast features an interview with James Lee Burke, New York Times bestselling writer of the Dave Robicheaux novels. LIGHT OF THE WORLD, the 20th Robicheaux novel, was published today.

“A powerful meditation on the nature—and smell—of evil . . . But even as the stomach roils, the fingers keep turning the pages because the much-honored Burke (two Edgars, a Guggenheim Fellowship) is a master storyteller.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

In 1988 James Lee Burke Burke was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts in Fiction. Two of Burke’s novels – BLACK CHERRY BLUES and CIMARRON ROSE – have won the Edgar Allan Poe award for Best Novel of the Year. In 2009, The Mystery Writers of America received the MWA’s Grand Master Award.

James Lee Burke - novelist and author of the Dave Robicheaux novels

Photo – Frank Veronsky

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28 comments on “James Lee Burke interview – Episode 122 Reading & Writing podcast

  1. crosswell taylor Oct 27, 2013

    This was a great interview with James Lee Burke ,I thoroughly enjoyed it. I am looking forward to getting this latest novel in the Dave Robicheaux series, I happened on this site as a result of a visit to Rap Sheet ,a mystery site. I will be listening to all the other interviews. Also liked the R idley Pearson one.

  2. JeffR Oct 28, 2013

    Crosswell, thanks so much for the feedback. James Lee Burke is a great writer!

    Thanks again for listening. There are lots more interviews to come. I’m headed to Crime Bake – a mystery writer’s conference in Massachusetts – in a few weeks, and I’ll be recording lots of interviews there.

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