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Charlaine Harris Interviewed by Jonathan Santlofer at The Center for Fiction

What can I say about Charlaine, except that she is the sweetest, nicest person to ever write about vampires, shape-shifters and you name it. She broke the mold when she crossed genres and became a success despite the warnings of agents and editors who told her it couldn’t be done. Listen to her tell how Read more…

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Elmore Leonard Interviewed by Jonathan Santlofer at the Center for Fiction

Elmore Leonard was the very first Master Class writer I invited to Crime Fiction Academy and he said yes! He is every bit as sharp and funny as his novels, which you can see in this video.

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Me and Lawrence Block on Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC

Lawrence Block and I were interviewed on the Leonard Lopate show about writing crime fiction. “Jonathan Santlofer, Director at the Crime Fiction Academy, and Lawrence Block, author and Crime Fiction Academy Master Class Instructor, talk about the academy, a program at the Center for Fiction that’s dedicated to crime writing in all its forms. Jonathan Read more…

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Where Art Thou – Jonathan Santlofer Lives, Writes and Paints Inside Flower District Loft

By Micki Siegel When mystery writer and artist Jonathan Santlofer wakes up each morning, he can smell the roses — literally. That’s because Santlofer and his wife, Joy, a food historian, live right in the heart of Chelsea’s flower district. He recalls the day they saw the apartment, back in January 1979: “It was gardenia Read more…

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Joyce Carol Oates Interviewed by Jonathan Santlofer at the Center for Fiction

Joyce Carol Oates is an icon in today’s literary world, a brilliant writer who believes that all novels contain some sort of mystery.  Listen and learn from one of the great writers of our time.

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Interview with Jonathan Santlofer – The Writer’s Room with Jane Cleland

I so enjoyed being interviewed by Jane, a writer of mysteries and a generous soul. To connect to Jane: www.janecleland.com

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Santlofer’s Novel More Graphic Than Most – USA Today

By Carol Memmott, USA TODAY Self-portraits aren’t unusual — unless the artist is using himself as the model for a corpse. In Anatomy of Fear (William Morrow, $24.95), author and artist Jonathan Santlofer does just that. “It is a little creepy,” concedes Santlofer, whose genre-defying, sketch-filled work of fiction, subtitled A Novel of Visual Suspense, Read more…

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A Writing Life Imitates Art – Publishers Weekly

By Karen Holt Jonathan Santlofer writes his heroes tall. “I’m 5’7″ so I like to compensate,” he says. And he writes them brave, something else he insists he’s not. “I’m a big baby. If I see a knife on the table, I think it’s going to jump up and stab me.” But Santlofer and his Read more…

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Mask of the Critic – Guernica – Interview with Peter Schjeldahl and Jonathan Santlofer

Peter Schjeldahl and Jonathan Santlofer have been fixtures in the art world for decades, yet before Guernica brought them together for the “impromptu” conversation that follows, they’d never met. The art critic for The New Yorker, Peter Schjeldahl was born in Fargo, North Dakota, settled in New York in the mid-60s and began writing criticism Read more…

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A Painter Writes of Murder Among the Abstract Expressionists – The New York Times

By Carol Kino Can artists control the way history records them? How do some manipulate their legends – and what fate befalls those who can’t, or who loathe the very idea? Such questions, fodder for much contemporary art gossip and art historical research, fuel “The Killing Art,” by Jonathan Santlofer, a New York painter who Read more…

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