William E. Wallace

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Publishing
Occupation Writer and novelist
Location Berkeley, California, United States
Introduction I've been a house painter, dishwasher, broiler cook, private detective, military intelligence analyst, and I spent nearly 40 years as a reporter covering crime, 26 of them for the San Francisco Chronicle. These days I write science fiction, fantasy, horror and crime fiction, and I blog about books, films and crimes that don't receive sufficient attention from the mainstream media. I would like to be Elmore Leonard, Raymond Chandler, Ross MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett or George V. Higgins, but all of them are dead so I'll just stick with what I am already doing. . .
Interests Government, crime, journalism and mass communications, art, music, film, linguistics and propaganda.
Favorite Movies L.A. Confidential, Notes on a Scandal, Blood Simple, Fargo, Maltese Falcon (1941 version), The Big Sleep (1946 version), The Big Lebowski.
Favorite Music Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Oscar Peterson, Errol Garner, Dave Brubeck, Mose Allison, Lightnin' Hopkins, Muddy Waters, Albert King, B.B. King, Albert Collins, Lucky Peterson.
Favorite Books The Dialogic Imagination, M.M. Bakhtin; Speech Genres and Other Late Essays, M.M. Bakhtin; The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere (Habermas), Speech Acts (John Searle).