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GRAVESEND is nominated for the PRIX SNCF DU POLAR 2017. If I’m reading this right, you can get a free digital copy with an application to SNCF e-LIVRE and you can vote for the prize.

There’s also a great trailer here (the GRAVESEND bit starts at the 50 second mark).

I talked to my publisher & pal J. David Osborne on his podcast. You can also download it on iTunes. Subscribe while you’re at it. One of my few go-to podcasts these days. Thanks for having me on, David.

My story, “Most Things Haven’t Worked Out,” from Mississippi Noir (Akashic Books, 2016) is nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

A couple of new songs by Sean Rowe I’ve been pretty obsessed with this week: “To Leave Something Behind” and “Gas Station Rose”

Kim Morgan on True Romance is one of the best things I’ve read lately. I watched True Romance almost every day in high school. I loved it. Still do.

 

 

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Man, I’m really excited about this. Gravesend is coming out in France on March 30th from Rivages (translated by Simon Baril, who has also translated Peter Temple and Marilynne Robinson). They’ve chosen it to be #1,000 in their noir collection, which coincides with their 30th anniversary. #1 was Jim Thompson’s Recoil. #100 was James Ellroy’s The Black Dahlia. I’m honored beyond words. I’ll be in Paris for the release and Lyon for Quais du polar right after. I’m really not sure what to say. This is the best thing that’s ever happened to me as a writer and one of the things I dreamed about right after Eamon was born when I was plugging away on Gravesend in the mornings before work and in whatever little spare time I had.

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