Friday, February 20, 2009

Two interviews of two western writers

Two great interviews of two great western writers at the Western Fiction Review: James Reasoner and Jory Sherman. Both are not very well known in Finland - were it not for me and my fanzines, there would be no Reasoner translations, and Jory Sherman has had only a handful of his western series translated under a pseudonym. (And two of his horror novels.) Well, it's of course possible that one or two of Reasoner's thrillers he does secretly for big names is translated without anyone else knowing. It's also possible that one or two Sherman's sex paperbacks, from his early days, was translated in the early seventies.

By the way, do check out the Jory Sherman bibliography I posted here a while back.

And, oh, I forgot to mention that Sherman is mentioned in Neeli Cherkovski's biography of Charles Bukowski. (Sherman started out as a beat poet and he's still writing poetry. He once sent me a handful for translation, but I haven't had much time to do anything to them.)

4 comments:

Randy Johnson said...

Thanks for the heads up. Jory Sherman is new to me. I can see I'm going to need to find some of his books.

Aarno said...

En kommentoi varsinaisesti tätä, vaan huomasin että "Kuudesti laukeavat" kirjastasi oli jäänyt pois George G. Gilmour, oik. Terry Harknett, jolta on suomennettu ainakin yksi hänen kuuluisasta "Edge"-sarjastaan: Veristä hopeaa 1972. Kiitos muuten mielenkiintoisesta kirjasta.

Juri said...

Kiitos kommentista - mutta Terry Harknett oli brittiläinen kirjailija ja Kuudestilaukeavat käsittelee vain amerikkalaisia kirjailijoita. Jos vain suinkin ehdin/jaksan, niin teen vastaavan teoksen myös brittilänkkäreistä - siinä on sitten mukana myös Harknett ja Edge.

Steve M said...

Hi Juri, thanks for mentioning Western Fiction Review, and I glad you enjoyed the interviews.