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Pete Dexter

Author of Paris Trout

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Novelist, journalist, and poet Pete Dexter was born in Pontiac, Michigan, in 1943. As a student at the University of South Dakota, where he attended on and off for ten years, he wrote poetry and won a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. After graduating in 1970, he found work as a newspaper reporter. While working as a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News, Dexter was nearly beaten to death by readers who disapproved of a piece he wrote about a drug-related murder. That experience helped propel him into fiction writing, and in 1984, he published God's Pocket. Dexter won a National Book Award in 1988 for his novel Paris Trout, a book that exemplifies his characteristic blending of humor and violence. As a journalist, his work has also appeared in such periodicals as Esquire and Playboy. Paper Trails, published in 2007, is a compilation of columns he wrote for the Philadelphia Daily News and The Sacramento Bee from the 1970s to the 1990s. He also wrote the novel Spooner in 2009. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Paris Trout 1,209 copies, 24 reviews
The Paperboy 722 copies, 14 reviews
Deadwood 651 copies, 21 reviews
Spooner (Author) 519 copies, 19 reviews
Train 492 copies, 10 reviews
Brotherly Love 280 copies, 3 reviews
God's Pocket 190 copies, 1 review
Rush [1991 film] (Screenplay) 10 copies
The Best American Mystery Stories 2003 (Contributor) 196 copies, 2 reviews
Michael [1996 movie] (Screenwriter) 71 copies
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (Contributor) 20 copies, 1 review
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