"If Hemingway was alive, I’d love to find out he’s read my books. Then, knowing he’s read them, I’d hook up with him in a bar down in Key West or up in Idaho, or maybe we’d be out fishing on his boat, the Pilar, just the two of us, and I’d ask this: I’d say, “Papa, what am I doing wrong? How can I make my work better?”
Imagine that. Imagine getting that kind of insight from Ernest Hemingway. Wow."
Read more of Robert Crais's answers in the upcoming summer issue of Spinetingler.