A fireplace flames happily in the heart of winter. Its fuel? The work of American writer Benjamin Whitmer . “I’m burning all my notes, because I’ve just sent Oliver Gallmeister the last volume […] of my trilogy. Oliver Gallmeister takes care of my career, distributes my books in Europe , allows me to devote myself exclusively to writing […] Without him, I would have stopped writing years ago,” writes the
A profile in Amnesty International’s La Chronique in their February 2023 issue.
As the mid-term elections approach in the United States, La Croix gives voice to contemporary American writers. For Benjamin Whitmer, who has established himself in four books as a master of the noir novel, there is a direct link between crime and inequality. An interview by François d’Alançon in La Croix, link here.
My best friend, Paul Schenck, was murdered by the police. The short version is that he was killed in his small apartment, terrified and alone, surrounded by nearly a hundred police and SWAT officers , in armored vehicles and a helicopter. He’d had a rough day and long struggled with alcoholism and mental illness, and when the local police showed up to investigate a disturbance, they picked a shootout with