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pauline-rowson's picture
Aug.23.2012
There are many different types of crime novels and crime short stories ranging from gritty gruesome, cosy comfortable to cops, robbers and gangsters, racy, action-packed thrillers, historical or contemporary crime novels, detective or private eye and many more variations in between. Then...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Nov.29.2011
On the Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy arts blog, I've written a piece about why artistic attention is finally being paid to Nannerl Mozart, sister of the great composer and an important musical figure who was denied "greatness" because of her sex. I'm referring to the new French movie "Mozart's...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Nov.29.2011
Marshal Zeringue's Campaign for the American reader continues with an invitation for me to speculate about which actress ought to play the lead in a movie version of my new historical crime novel MOZART'S LAST ARIA. (It's speculation for now, because movie deals take a long time coming...) Here's...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
May.03.2011
The best reason I have for writing a novel about Mozart must surely be that I love his music. Other elements contribute, including my fascination with his neglected sister and the growing historical research which I believe points toward his murder. But the music must be at the center of the novel...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
May.02.2011
Historical novelists recreate the emotions and events of distant times. It helps if they can use real places that still exist. In the case of MOZART’S LAST ARIA, I was able to set much of the action in streets and buildings where Mozart lived and worked – and where you can still visit. In my...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
May.02.2011
The long wait for a successor to Amadeus is over. In fact, my new novel MOZART’S LAST ARIA answers questions about the great composer’s death that are far more deeply rooted in historical research than Peter Shaffer’s nonetheless terrific play.Shaffer, whose play was first performed in 1979 and...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
May.01.2011
<iframe width="560" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VPvhaY9oVRw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>For today's release of my new historical crime novel<a href="http://www.mattrees.net/mozart.html"> MOZART'S...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
May.01.2011
If there had never been a Palestinian intifada, I might never have written my novel about the death of Mozart, MOZART’S LAST ARIA, which is published today in the UK by Corvus. (http://www.mattrees.net/mozart.html)Of course, 4,000 people would also be alive who are now dead. In the course of...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
May.17.2009
David Liss is the author of classics of historical fiction from his Edgar Award-winning debut A Conspiracy of Paper, which was rooted in his academic studies, through the fabulous tale of the Portuguese Inquisition and the Amsterdam commodities exchange, The Coffee Trader, and on into his...