Saturday, April 14, 2007

Douglas G. Greene

Douglas G. Greene recently received the George N. Dove Award from the Detective/Mystery Caucus of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association.

Greene is the owner of Crippen & Landru, publisher of short story collections of both classic and contemporary mystery authors, and a professor of history at Old Dominion University. He is also the author of the Edgar Award-nominated John Dickson Carr: The Man Who Explained Miracles (1995) on locked-room mystery master Carr.

I recently asked him what he was reading. His reply:
Right now, I am reading the 4 volumes of Dorothy L. Sayers's letters. An extraordinarily talented and complex woman. How, for example, could she desperately want to marry a Jew and have his children, yet have a great deal of anti-Jewish prejudice?
Here is the Wikipedia entry on Dorothy L. Sayers.

--Marshal Zeringue