Don Winslow to write sequel to THE CARTEL Jun02

Don Winslow to write sequel to THE CARTEL

After surviving two grueling journeys into the world of drugs and cartels behind them, Don Winslow is going back for more. On Twitter, Winslow announced he had started work on it: I’ve begun work on a Cartel Part III As The Cartel hits paperback this week along with a new Power of the Dog, I thought I might mention it   The CARTEL, which won the L.A. Book Prize and T. Jefferson Parker Award, was the follow up to 2005’s POWER OF THE DOG. Those two books featured DEA agent Art Keller and cartel kingpin Adán Barrera. For the last ten plus years, Don has been closely following the drug trade, keeping a detail timeline, so it is...

Don Winslow wins L.A. Times Book Prize for Mystery Apr11

Don Winslow wins L.A. Times Book Prize for Mystery

Saturday, at the Los Angeles Festival Of Books, The winners of the 2015 L.A. Times Book Prizes were announced, with Don Winslow being awarded the Mystery/Thriller Prize for THE CARTEL, his follow-up to 2005’s POWER OF THE DOG. Other Finalists THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE, Lou Berney (William Morrow) THE SYMPATHIZER, Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Press) BULL MOUNTAIN, Brian Panowich (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) THE WHITES, Richard Price (Picador) In addition, James Patterson was presented with the 2015 Innovator Award. James Patterson has left a singular mark on the literary community through his writing for adults and young people, as well as through...

Don Winslow, Michael Mann team for organized crime novel Mar23

Don Winslow, Michael Mann team for organized crime...

Director Michael Mann (HEAT, THE INSIDER) is branching out into the world of publishing. Mann is launching Michael Mann Books and one of his first projects finds him teaming up with award-winning crime writer Don Winslow. Winslow will be crafting a novel based on the relationship between legendary organized crime bosses Tony Accord and Sam Giancana. And not surprisingly, plans are already underway to make a film out of it. Mann has, with The Story Factory’s Shane Salerno (Don’s co-writer on the screenplay for SAVAGES), written a screenplay already. I would assume that Don will draw from the screenplay, but if a film is a made, a...

Don Winslow wins third T. Jefferson Parker Award Oct28

Don Winslow wins third T. Jefferson Parker Award

For a record third time,  Don Winslow has won the T. Jefferson Parker Award. The award, presented by The Southern California Independent Booksellers Association,  is for THE CARTEL, with earlier ones awarded for THE KINGS OF COOL and SAVAGES. The Southern California Independent Booksellers Association (SCIBA) recognizes excellence in books that reflect Southern California culture or lifestyle, with authors/illustrators living within the SCIBA region and the award is named after T. Jefferson Parker, a Southern California resident. The other finalists were MARRY , KISS, KILL by Anne Flett-Giordano THE REPLACEMENTS by David Putnam...

Don Winslow on Fresh Air

THE CARTEL’s signing tour/media campaign is the biggest of Don Winslow’s career and after two months, he is still going strong. Last week, he appeared on National Public Radio’s FRESH AIR for a feature interview with host Terri Gross. Below is the complete interview. Don talks about many of the same things he did when we talked, but also talks about El Chapo, the Mexican kingpin that recently escaped from a Mexican prison. Here is Don talking about the slave labor that goes into making the pot that so many Americans enjoy: What you have now in the immigrant community are more Central Americans than Mexicans and they make...