Heads You Lose

A Novel

By Lisa Lutz + David Hayward

Media / Press

Publishers Weekly

"Heads Will Roll: A Profile of Lisa Lutz and David Hayward"

By Sasha Watson, February 7, 2011

Most of us have a hard enough time staying friends with our exes, never mind writing books with them. But that's exactly what Lisa Lutz and her onetime boyfriend, poet and editor David Hayward, have done. And the result is pure comic genius.

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Sacramento Bee

"Between the Lines: Chapters Alternate—Authors Still Talk"

By Allen Pierleoni, April 15, 2011

Q: Did the project rekindle the romance?

Lisa: I realize we might come off as crazy in the book, but we're not that crazy.

David: No. We'd be immediately disowned by our friends and families.

What do you love/hate about your writing partner?

Lisa: I love Dave's spelling. He's really got that down. I very much dislike the way he imitates me.

David: I famus autor Lisa Lutz. Every peple love my funy book.

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Blogcritics Books

"An Interview with Lisa Lutz and David Hayward, Authors of Heads You Lose"

By Scott Butki, February 7, 2011

Q: How did the idea come about for this book?

Lisa: I came up with the idea for the book from the premise that collaborations are ugly, unpleasant endeavors. And I’ve always been baffled by the crime-writing duos who make it work. But when I started to imagine what it might be like to expose the conflicts, to use them in the story, I thought we could actually do something new and it could ultimately tell more than one story. The alternating chapters gave each author a voice that couldn’t be diminished by the other.

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