Les Roberts shares his love of John Steinbeck, ‘Gatsby’ & Bill Evans

Les Roberts — the author of more than two dozen novels, including the beloved Milan Jacovich series — has a lot of loves.

In this interview, he shares his affection for John Steinbeck (specifically Grapes of Wrath), The Great Gatsby, jazz pianist Bill Evans, a well-selected word, the book as a tangible object, and meaningful connections between people.

Roberts is best known locally as the creator and author of private eye Milan Jacovich — a Stroh’s-sipping, ex-cop and Vietnam veteran with a taste for trouble and klobasa. Jacovich has starred in 19 novels, most of which occur in Roberts’ adopted hometown of Northeast Ohio.

Jacovich fans will definitely want to watch this video, because Roberts shares how he thinks his most famous character will die.

Visit our YouTube channel for more author interviews, including discussions with bestsellers like Karin Slaughter, Paula McLain and Christina Baker Kline, as well as upcoming authors like Stephen Markley and Rebekah Frumkin.

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