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Mikal Gilmore

Mikal Gilmore has covered and criticized rock & roll, its culture, and related issues for many national publications. He was music editor for the L.A. Weekly and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, and for twenty years has worked on the staff of Rolling Stone, where he has profiled many national figures. His first book, Shot in the Heart, won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

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Night Beat
Written by Mikal Gilmore
Anchor | Trade Paperback | February 1999
$19.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-48436-7 (0-385-48436-4)

Few journalists have staked a territory as definitively and passionately as Mikal Gilmore in his twenty-year career writing about rock and roll. Now, for the first time, this collection gathers his cultural criticism, interviews, reviews, and assorted musings. Beginning with Elvis and the birth of rock and roll, Gilmore traces the... Read more






Shot in the Heart
Written by Mikal Gilmore
Anchor | Trade Paperback | August 1995
$17.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-47800-7 (0-385-47800-3)

Gary Gilmore, the infamous murderer immortalized by Norman Mailer in The Executioner's Song, campaigned for his own death and was executed by firing squad in 1977. Writer Mikal Gilmore is his younger brother. In Shot in the Heart, he tells the stunning story of their wildly dysfunctional family: their mother, a... Read more





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