Kim Fay

Kim Fay is the author of the historical novel The Map of Lost Memories, an Edgar Award finalist for Best First Novel, and the food memoir Communion: A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam. She is also the series editor of the “To Asia With Love” guidebooks. From Seattle, she lived in Vietnam for four years in the mid-1990s, and she has been traveling regularly to Southeast Asia for more than 20 years. She now resides in LA.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

Small Victories

Kim Fay interviews Alan Parks about his debut novel, “Bloody January.”...


Southern Crazy

Lisa Turner discusses her new novel, “Devil Sent the Rain.”...


Tender Noir

Kim Fay reviews “Darkness for the Bastards of Pizzofalcone” by Maurizio de Giovanni....


Things That Make Me Angry

Kim Fay talks to Lisa Brackmann about broaching tough subjects in her crime fiction while also staying funny....


Low Art

An interview with Denise Mina about crime writing and low art....

Low Art
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