Monday, February 8, 2010

Show Notes: Lou Berney - Writer

If you rip off a murderous 400-pound Vegas gangster, leave the country. ASAP.

Such sage advice can be found in Lou Berney's recently released first novel, Gutshot Straight. A screenwriter by trade, Berney penned the book during the writer's strike of 2007/08.

Lou has written several feature screenplays, television pilots, and short fiction. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, New England Review, Ploughshares, and the Pushcart Prize anthology. He has taught at the University of Oklahoma, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and in the MFA program at Saint Mary's College in California.

We talk to Lou about the writing business and making the transition from screen to books.

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