Malverne, NY (PressExposure) October 06, 2011 -- Lawrence Block, the well-known crime author, has published his latest novel.
In a recent interview with TheCelebrityCafe.com (http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/interview-lawrence-block-09-24-2011), Lawrence Block talked about his new novel "Getting Off" and how he created this fantastic female lead character, "Kit".
"Like Topsy, I 'spect she just growed. I wrote a short story about her, and another, and another, until I realized she deserved full treatment in a novel." said Block.
Block is an acclaimed crime novelist in the U S and has won numerous honors including multiple Shamus awards and Edgar Awards. He was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1993 and is a recipient of the the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger.
In "Getting Off", Kit sometimes collects souvenirs from her encounters and the author has a similar habit.
"When I see a smooth pebble on the ground, I pick it up and bring it home, where I add it to a cairn we have in our apartment." Block said. "We have hundreds of stones in this little pile, from all over the world, and the best thing about it is that we don't have the faintest idea where the individual stones are from. We have some other souvenirs, the kind you buy, but the cairn's my favorite. "
Block is an avid traveler who has visited more than 100 countries, and would like to go to Bhutan and the other Himalayan kingdoms for his next trip.
His next novel called "Hit Me", fifth in the Keller series, is on the way.