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5 great interviews with female crime authors

From Denise Mina to Nevada Barr, here are recent insights from some of the best contemporary female crime authors.

- Randy Dotinga

3. Sara Gran on writing about post-Katrina New Orleans

"I’m more interested in the dark side, in how the people of New Orleans were not perfect.

"Everybody wants to talk about the innocent victims, but we're never really innocent victims. We're never really innocent, and it's sort of dehumanizing to say that they are. It's more interesting and respectful to get into these darker areas.

"Still, in my previous three books I wrote exclusively about the dark side of things, and that got really boring. What's more interesting are these spaces of light and good deeds that come in these dark spaces."

Read the full interview with Sara Gran, author of the "Claire DeWitt" series


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