Lippman at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, April 24, 2008
January 31, 1959 |
|Alma mater||Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Wilde Lake High School|
|Notable awards||Agatha, Anthony, Edgar, Nero, Barry, Macavity, Strand and Shamus|
I think I'm part of a generation of crime writers all of whom woke up independently and recoiled with horror at the fact that we'd chosen this very conservative genre.
It's very different to have this kid that I'm truly responsible for.
I think Baltimore suffers from nostalgia and it keeps us from being honest in talking about what really happened here. A place doesn't have to be perfect to be beloved, and I love this city and I love it better for seeing its flaws.