James Sallis


James Sallis has published seventeen novels; three books of musicology; multiple collections of short stories, poems, and essays; and translations of both prose and poetry. He’s a recipient of the Hammett Prize for literary excellence in crime fiction, the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere, the Deutscher Krimi Preis, and the Brigada 21 in Spain, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award from Bouchercon. Sallis is best known for his novel Drive, which was made into what’s become an iconic film.


Autobiography for Quais du Polar

Gide likened the  detective story to someone searching for a black hat in a pitch-black room.  Just like our lives, right? Fifty-six years along, I’m getting closer every day.  Absolutely.


Favorite “noir”

livreKilling the second dog, Marek Hłasko

filmLife, Rand Ravich

auteurChester Himes