What book would you love to see made into a movie, and who would you cast in it?
Thanks to everyone for giving me the time, space and support to work on my edits last month. I am very very close but need one more month away to get this book in its final form. To help me do that, two very smart writers, editors, and film junkies will cover for me. You’ll meet them on Wednesday, but here’s a sneak peek.
Steve Erickson is the author of the eight novels, including Our Ecstatic Days, Tours of the Black Clock, Days Between Stations, and his latest, Zeroville, which was chosen as one of the Best Books of the Year by Newsweek, The Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times Book Review. Steve is a teacher in the CalArts MFA writing program, editor of Black Clock literary magazine, and film critic for Los Angeles magazine. His writing has appeared in Esquire, Rolling Stone, Spin, Salon and The New York Times Magazine. And by the way, if you’d like to hear Steve read, he’ll be at REDCAT (the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater) on Tuesday, April 15th at 8:30pm.
Talking with Steve on Wednesday will be Anthony Miller, an editor of Black Clock who writes for Bookforum, L.A. Weekly, and Los Angeles CityBeat. In 2007, he received a Los Angeles Press Club award for feature writing.
I gave these guys no rules or limits of any kind, so you will have to see what they do with that freedom. I can tell you that, besides talking about Zeroville, there will be much of interest to lovers of film, music, and Jenna Jameson. I hope you’ll make them feel welcome here!
Okay, play on!