Carter Wilson's Making It Up

Making It Up with Brad Parks, author of Unthinkable

August 26, 2021 Season 1 Episode 18
Carter Wilson's Making It Up
Making It Up with Brad Parks, author of Unthinkable
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Carter Wilson's Making It Up
Making It Up with Brad Parks, author of Unthinkable
Aug 26, 2021 Season 1 Episode 18

Brad Parks is an international bestselling author and the only writer to have won the Shamus, Nero, and Lefty Awards, three of American crime fiction’s most prestigious prizes. A graduate of Dartmouth College, a former journalist with The Washington Post and The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger, he now lives in Virginia with his wife and kids as a full-time novelist, his most recent being Unthinkable.

Among other things, Carter and Brad discuss how writing is both an art and a craft, the allure of writing for the reader and keeping the audience in mind, and letting characters tell their own stories. At the end of their conversation, they improvise a story about undercover agents skirting the line between right and wrong with a body in their trunk beginning with a random sentence from the book Red Dragon by Thomas Harris.

Connect with Carter at www.carterwilson.com

Connect with Brad at www.bradparksbooks.com/

Show Notes

Brad Parks is an international bestselling author and the only writer to have won the Shamus, Nero, and Lefty Awards, three of American crime fiction’s most prestigious prizes. A graduate of Dartmouth College, a former journalist with The Washington Post and The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger, he now lives in Virginia with his wife and kids as a full-time novelist, his most recent being Unthinkable.

Among other things, Carter and Brad discuss how writing is both an art and a craft, the allure of writing for the reader and keeping the audience in mind, and letting characters tell their own stories. At the end of their conversation, they improvise a story about undercover agents skirting the line between right and wrong with a body in their trunk beginning with a random sentence from the book Red Dragon by Thomas Harris.

Connect with Carter at www.carterwilson.com

Connect with Brad at www.bradparksbooks.com/