Tony Knighton Interview: “Most of my work is written from the point of view of the criminal”

The Dorset Book Detective

tony-author-photoThis week I caught up with Tony Knighton, a short story writer who has recently moved into longer pieces and who specialises in noir writing. It was really great to hear from him, and he was keen to discuss his work and the importance of reading for the imagination.

Tell me about how you came to define your writing style. What drew you towards noir fiction?

My writing tends to be spare. I try for density of information – saying a lot with as few words possible.

I’d always read crime fiction, mostly the darker stuff. I try to write the sort of things I would like to read.

Most of my work is written from the point of view of the criminal. It’s just how my imagination works. I don’t know enough about police work to write a procedural.

What is your background and how did you get in to…

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