This week, Ira Sternberg spoke with Doug Elfman.
Doug Elfman writes about Las Vegas nightclubs and entertainment on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in the Las Vegas Review Journal. He is also the author of a novel, his first, called “I Know What I Have and I’m Grateful” and a host of his own podcast, called, “The Doug Elfman Show.”
Elfman grew up in New Orleans and Athens, Georgia, graduated Louisiana State University, interned at the Times-Picayune in 1990, then explored newspapers throughout the South, covering hurricanes, presidential campaign stops, and lots of court cases.
Then, in 2000, he became a nationally recognized music critic at The Las Vegas Review-Journal, where he also began writing about games. It was there Elfman earned three first-place awards — for feature writing, and arts and entertainment criticism — from the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors.
This month, his short story, “The Siege of Las Vegas” will be included in the original anthology, “The Anarchy of Memories,” in conjunction with the Las Vegas Writes project.