Cell at Eastern State

Cell at Eastern State

Friday, March 26, 2010

Harlan Coben Interview

My son Dave "Scout" Tafoya, a student at Emerson College, got the chance to interview bestselling thriller writer Harlan Coben as part of his "Poorly Shot Interviews Over Coffee" series, while Harlan was in Boston promoting the release of his latest thriller.

Harlan Coben, winner of the Edgar, Shamus and Anthony Awards, talks about his latest book, Caught, how he approaches putting together a novel, and working on the movie adaptation of the award-winning Tell No One, directed in France by Guillaume Canet.

Born in Newark, Harlan's sold millions of books worldwide. His last two thrillers, LONG LOST and HOLD TIGHT both debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and lists around the world. His books are published in 40 languages and have been number one bestsellers in over a dozen countries. His books are lessons in economy, with tight, fast-moving plots and memorable, very human characters whose fates drive the action and draw in readers.

Dave blogs on music, film and pop culture for several cool sites, including Between Love and Like, Film Punk and Honors Zombie.

He's interviewed BAFTA/Oscar/DGA Nominated Director Lee Daniels, Director of Push and Monster's Ball; and the bands Cymbals Eat Guitars and Screaming Females.

Dave's not kidding about the "poorly shot" part, but part of the fun is that he critiques his own work as part of the interviews. I think he does a pretty good job for a kid with no crew and a digital camera who gets a couple of minutes to hang out and ask questions.

Thanks to Harlan for hanging out with Dave!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Dennis

    Dave did a great job here. And what's with the poorly shot disclaimer? Don't apologize! As a camera guy I can tell you that, if the content is happening, the camera work is secondary at best. Tell Dave to keep up the good work.