Friday, May 18, 2007

What is David Fulmer reading?

The current featured contributor to Writers Read is David Fulmer, author of the Shamus Award-winning Chasing the Devil's Tail, The Dying Crapshooter's Blues, and other books.

Fulmer is a producer, too. Among his production credits is the documentary "Blind Willie's Blues." In giving the documentary a four-star "Editor's Choice" rating, Video Librarian called it "nothing less than the economic, social, and historical evolution of America's indigenous music." It earned a nomination for the W.C. Handy Award in 1998. "Blind Willie's Blues - Atlanta Strut" broadcast on Public Broadcasting Atlanta in May, 2007.

Included in Fulmer's long list of newspaper and magazine credits are features on blues and jazz for the Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Atlanta Magazine, Southline, Blues Access, the All Music Guide, Il Giornale, and National Public Radio.

One of the books Fulmer mentions he was reading:
A Left Hand Like God, by Peter Silvester, which is a scholarly study of boogie-woogie piano. He's an academician, God help him, and it shows, but this is the kind of work that people like me slog through, sifting for diamonds. [read on]
Writers Read: David Fulmer.

Visit David Fulmer's website.

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