Reality television programs
Aug 1, 2013 — When he was a kid, writer Chris Grabenstein loved tourist towns, so he set novels in one of his favorites — the Jersey shore. He says one of the great joys of writing is coming up with an interesting place to drop the body, like a roller coaster or a tilt-a-whirl.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of Deus Ex Machina by Andrew Foster Altschul. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Feb 3, 2011 — In an uncanny portrait of the television genre, the novel Deus Ex Machina stars a bitter reality TV producer who plays the role of deity, and added voice-overs and contrived slo-mo shots conveniently resolve disturbing events on a remote island.
Jan 6, 2009 — The award-winning mystery writer died from a heart attack on Dec. 31 at the age of 75. Westlake wrote more than 100 novels and numerous screenplays, including the Academy Award-nominated screenplay for The Grifters.