When Pete Hamill left our world earlier this month, I bowed my head for the loss of a writer whose words meant so much to New Yorkers and smart folks beyond state and, yes, national lines.
Hamill’s ink ran out of his veins onto newsprint and the pages of novels.
Well, I recalled, did not my beat at the big daily include a fascinating phone interview with Hamill when my beat included the Friends of Central LibrAry Gifford Lecture series?
Indeed. Back in the winter of 2009, Hamill gave me more phone time than most for my preview piece. The long Q and A still resides on the big daily site.
I read it again, and feel smarter for it.
If you are chase ideas and words, Pete Hamill’s mind still intrigues. Discover his light at the link above.