Monday, September 27, 2010

Lou Boxer Talks NoirCon 2010

NoirCon hits Philadelphia again this year, Novemeber 4-7. A celebration of all things dark and dreary (i.e. awesome), the conference gathers writers and noir geeks together in the hometown of noir great (and NoirCon patron saint) David Goodis.

Recently, NoirCon kingpin Lou Boxer talked to everyone's favorite pulp fiction blog, Pulp Serenade. It's a great exchange, the highlight of which is Boxer's perfect summation of the Goodis appeal:

It is the purest, most unadulterated writing. It cuts right to the bone like a jagged knife. Goodis wrote for the sake of writing. He had a story to tell and he told it...His stories were extensions of his personal life. Goodis tells the day-to-day struggle of the guy down on his luck, trying to make it through one more day of hell, knowing the next day will be no better than the one before."

That's what I'm talking about.

For more of this conversation go check out Pulp Serenade.


Cullen Gallagher said...

Thanks for the kind words, Jake.

Are you going to NoirCon?

Jake Hinkson said...

Sadly, no. I'd love to go, but the times won't work out. Have fun.