Eddie Muller is a writer based in San Francisco. He is known for writing books about movies, particularly film noir. Founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation, he is considered a noir expert and is called on to write and talk about the film genre, notably on wry commentary tracks for Fox's film noir series of DVDs. Novelist James Ellroy has dubbed him "The Czar of Noir".

Muller is the son of a famed San Francisco boxing writer of the same name, whom he used as the basis for the character of Billy Nichols in his period crime novel The Distance, which was named the Best First Novel of 2002 by the Private Eye Writers of America. Billy Nichols returned in the 2003 novel Shadow Boxer. His works on noir include Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir, Dark City Dames: The Wicked Women of Film Noir and The Art of Noir: The Posters & Graphics From The Classical Era Of Film Noir. He is also the co-author (with Tab Hunter) of Tab Hunter Confidential.

About the interviewer:
RICHARD WOLINSKY  hosts Bookwaves heard every Thursday at 3:00 pm on KPFA-FM in Berkeley
(www.kpfa.org) and on the Pacifica Radio Network.
Podcast/Streaming Audio

Richard Wolinsky interviews Eddie Muller
Eddie discusses the nature of noir, elements of noir, and other aspects of the genre in film and elsewhere.
He also discusses his own career as a writer and as host of Noir Festivals around the world.
(55 minutes)

The first half-hour of the full interview
aired on  Open Book  KPFA-FM,
August 20, 2010

Eddie Muller