Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Willie Gordon: A Life in Libraries, the Law, and Literary Noir

Interviewee(s):
Gordon, Willie
Interviewer(s):
Farrell, Shanna
Title:
Willie Gordon: A Life in Libraries, the Law, and Literary Noir
Abstract:
Willie Gordon is a lawyer and mystery writer. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and attended college at the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his law degree at the University of California, Hastings College of Law. He worked as a lawyer in San Francisco for many years before becoming a mystery writer. He is the author of six books. In this interview, he discusses his early life growing up in Los Angeles, his affinity for libraries, education and career in the Bay Area, and becoming a writer in his retirement.
Subject area(s):
Arts and Letters
Advocacy and Philanthropy
Education, University of California
Interview date(s):
2017
Project:
Arts and Letters - Individual Interviews
Rights:
Willie Gordon, “Willie Gordon: A Life in Libraries, the Law, and Literary Noir” conducted by Shanna Farrell in 2017, Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2018.