Charlie Newton http://wfpl.org en Crime Novelist Teaches Writing Workshop http://wfpl.org/post/crime-novelist-teaches-writing-workshop <p>Acclaimed crime novelist Charlie ("Calumet City") Newton returns to Louisville tomorrow to teach a writing workshop at Second Story Books (2004 Highland Ave.).</p><p><a href="http://wfpl.org/post/crime-novelist-charlie-newton-marries-truth-and-fiction">Newton taught a similar workshop and gave a reading from his second novel, "Start Shooting" at Second Story back in June</a>:</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 20:08:29 +0000 Erin Keane 2027 at http://wfpl.org Crime Novelist Teaches Writing Workshop Author Charles Newton on Why He Writes Fiction http://wfpl.org/post/author-charles-newton-why-he-writes-fiction <p>&quot;Charlie Newton is an over-sized character,&quot; WFPL&#39;s&nbsp;Erin Keane says, &quot;almost like a character in one of his books.&quot; Newton, author of &quot;Start Shooting,&quot; will read and lead a workshop at Second Story Books this week, and Erin spoke with him about why he writes fiction (with a heavy emphasis on authenticity) rather than non-fiction. She joined us on Friday&#39;s Byline to talk about their conversation.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 20:56:13 +0000 Laura Ellis 673 at http://wfpl.org Author Charles Newton on Why He Writes Fiction Crime Novelist Charlie Newton Marries Truth and Fiction http://wfpl.org/post/crime-novelist-charlie-newton-marries-truth-and-fiction <p>Novelist <a href="http://charlienewton.com/">Charlie Newton</a> weaves complex plots of crime and corruption out of unrelated true stories. The rape and murder of a young girl and a strange history of biological warfare in Japan collide in &ldquo;Start Shooting,&rdquo; the Chicago native&rsquo;s acclaimed second novel.</p><p>While a gang war threatens the city&rsquo;s bid for the Olympics, a guitar-playing cop and a desperate actress from the same gritty Chicago neighborhood are forced to confront corruption, violence and the legacy of a family murder.</p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 20:35:14 +0000 Erin Keane 627 at http://wfpl.org Crime Novelist Charlie Newton Marries Truth and Fiction