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