Guest of Honor
Timothy Hallinan is the Edgar, Lefty, Shamus, and Macavity-nominated author of sixteen published novels, including six Bangkok-set thrillers about an American travel writer, Poke Rafferty, most recently For the Dead; four comic mysteries starring Los Angeles burglar, Junior Bender, who moonlights as a private eye for crooks, the most recent of which is Herbie's Game; and six cult-status private-eye novels featuring L.A. private detective named Simeon Grist.
Hallinan has two books due in 2015: the seventh in the Rafferty series, The Hot Countries, and the fifth Junior Bender, King Maybe. He edited Shaken: Stories for Japan, which raised more than $75,000 for tsunami relief in 2011, and Making Story: Twenty-One Writers on How They Plot, the first in a series for aspiring novelists. He lives in Los Angeles and Bangkok and is fortunate enough to be married to Munyin Choy.
Brett Battles and Bruce DeSilva interviewed Tim the Crimelandia Program Book. Extended versions of the interviews which appear in the print program can be found by following the links below.