I had a really enjoyable conversation with John Holyoke of the Bangor Daily News this morning for a piece he was writing for the weekend paper. In the interview we talked about The Poacher's Son, the Edgars, and a sartorial conundrum I am pondering:
The last time Paul Doiron had to worry about dressing up in a tuxedo, he was getting married.
In April, Doiron will again don a penguin suit at a black-tie gala that will be held in New York City.
The occasion: the Edgar Awards, which are handed out each spring by the Mystery Writers of America. Doiron, who lives in midcoast Maine and is the editor-in-chief of Down East magazine, is among five nominees in the “Best First Novel” category for The Poacher’s Son.
One nagging question that Doiron is facing: Rent … or buy?
“I wish they would tell me what my future would hold,” Doiron said with a chuckle during a Friday interview. He said he would buy a tuxedo if he knew this current string of successes was going to continue.
Doiron has been on a whirlwind ride over the last seven months, since The Poacher’s Son was published by Minotaur Books.
That's an understatement if ever there was one.