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MY LIFE AS A VILLAINESS by Laura Lippman, read by Laura Lippman
Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine
Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten talk about a series of essays from award-winning crime novelist Laura Lippman, which consider her past and present choices in her life, her career, and on herself. She brings plenty of attitude and a distinct style to her audiobook’s narration, and is both candid and self-critical. Her soft, expressive delivery finds a spot between performance and storytelling, especially when she's focused on stories of her family. Published by Harper Audio.Find more audiobook recommendations at audiofilemagazine.comSupport for Behind the Mic comes from Dreamscape Media, your library-first publisher who prides themselves on offering high-quality and accessible entertainment for the entire family. Dreamscape is passionate about their content and continually strives for excellence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Laura Lippman, the best-selling crime writer, has come out with a fantastic book of essays called My Life as a Villainess. Zibby loved reading this collection and talking with Laura about shifting from creating worlds through novels to revealing the inner workings of her own world.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to Episode 40, How Laura Lippman WritesThis was a super fun interview to record. I've had a fun time ping-ponging between guests who have been writing for decades and brand new debut authors. Laura is an absolute pro, having written over a dozen crime and standalone novels.I want to say a special thank you to Laura for sharing so much writing wisdom with me.And now, without any further ado, here is the interview with Laura Lippman.Support the show (http://www.howwriterswrite.com)
Like most of Laura Lippman’s novels, her new book is set mostly in Baltimore … and centers on a smart woman with complicated motives. But this protagonist is not fictional--this is Lippman herself, publishing her first non-fiction since her days as a newspaper reporter. It’s a collection of essays titled My Life as a Villainess. We learn why Lippman considers herself a bad friend, … why she used to steal penny-candy, … how it feels to be asked if your new baby is your grandchild. Essays full of revelations, but not many regrets--not even the grudges.
Baltimore; summer 1966. Tensions between white and black residents. Some women testing expectations. And then: a woman’s decomposed body turns up in Druid Hill Park lake. Laura Lippman latest novel, ----The Lady in the Lake,---- unscrambles multiple mysteries.A week from tonight, Sept. 9, at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Theater, Lippman will speak to the Women’s Daily Post about the novel, followed by discussion, and then a panel of women describing the paths they’ve taken to becoming published authors.The following Saturday, Sept. 14, as part of the Pratt’s Grand Re-Opening Celebration, Lippman will be in conversation with another newspaper-writer-turned-novelist, Sujata Massey, at Wheeler Auditorium.
This months recipient of the IN AGATHA'S FOOTSTEPS goes to Laura Lippman. She was a reporter for twenty years, including twelve years at The (Baltimore) Sun. She began writing novels while working full-time and published seven books about “accidental PI” Tess Monaghan before leaving daily journalism in 2001. Her work has been awarded the Edgar ®, the Anthony, the Agatha, the Shamus, the Nero Wolfe, Gumshoe and Barry awards.She also has been nominated for other prizes in the crime fiction field, including the Hammett and the Macavity. She was the first-ever recipient of the Mayor’s Prize for Literary Excellence and the first genre writer recognized as Author of the Year by the Maryland Library Association. Ms. Lippman grew up in Baltimore and attended city schools through ninth grade.After graduating from Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, Md., Ms. Lippman attended Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Her other newspaper jobs included the Waco Tribune-Herald and the San Antonio Light.Ms. Lippman returned to Baltimore in 1989 and has lived there since. She is the daughter of the late Theo Lippman Jr., a Sun editorial writer who retired in 1995, and Madeline Mabry Lippman, a former Baltimore City school librarian. Her sister, Susan, is a local bookseller.
Laura Lippman is a New York Times bestselling novelist who has won more than twenty awards for her fiction, including the Edgar Award. Since her debut in 1997, she has published twenty-one novels, a novella, a children’s book, and a collection of short stories. Lit Hub named her one of the “essential” female crime writers of the last hundred years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices