Men of many words
This week I had the priviledge of listening to a pair of outstanding writers. Novelist Robert Crais
was in Denver on tour for his newest bestseller, The Watchman
, a Joe Pike novel. Here is Crais' last publicity shot, what he calls his Brokeback photo:
Crais left a successful screenwriting career (Hill Street Blues
) to write novels, which he candidly admits were not well received at first. But now he's firing on all cylinders and easily breaks into the national bestseller lists.
Later in the week I attended a presentation by the Denver Post business columnist, Al Lewis
Not only did Lewis give us pointers on good writing, he also reviewed his stories of white-collar crooks such as Jeffery Skilling of Enron infamy. Lewis makes the argument that modern American politics is a rigged game with our government acting as the agent of big business. Now Al's got his fingers working the keyboard as Joe Nacchio, the man who gutted Qwest, goes on trial. Stay tuned.
Who are your favorite writers?