Tag Archives: crime fiction

Vale Colleen McCullough, 1/6/1937 – 29/1/2015

Writer Colleen McCullough, one of Australia’s most successful writers of popular fiction has died  at the age of seventy-seven. The Thorn Birds which was published in 1977 was her most well-known work, but she was known too for her historical series on the Roman Republic and her crime novels too. Here below is my interview from 1995 which […]

Vale P.D. James – English crime writer, 3 August 1920 – 27 November 2014

P.D.James has died at her home in Oxford  aged 94. She was a very fine writer in her genre and a most delightful writer to interview. Here’s my last conversation with her,  conducted on the occasion of her ninetieth birthday, in August 2010. Ramona Koval: PD James’s first novel, Cover Her Face, published in 1962 when […]

Vale Elmore Leonard – here’s a conversation with the master of crime fiction with tips for writing

Crime novelist and screenwriter Elmore Leonard died on 20/8/2013 at the age of 87. This conversation  was first broadcast on 2/9/09. Ramona Koval: Today the writer who is regarded as an American national treasure, Elmore Leonard. At the age of 83 he’s published his 42nd novel, Road Dogs. He’s been described by Canadian literary grand […]