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Katherine Dunn

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Katherine Dunn was best known for her beloved novel "Geek Love," which was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1989. She was also the author of the novels "Attic" (1970) and "Truck" (1971). A fourth novel, entitled "The Cut Man," was in-progress for decades and was purportedly scheduled for a September 2008 release.

Dunn was also known as a prolific sports journalist in the field of boxing, and wrote several articles on the subject.
   Attic (1970)
   Truck (1971)
   3 Day Fox (1979)
   Geek Love (1989)
Anthologies containing stories by Katherine Dunn
Short stories
The Nuclear Family: His Talk, Her Teeth (1989)
Near-Flesh (1991)
The Allies (1996)

National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (1989) : Geek Love
Bram Stoker Best Novel nominee (1990) : Geek Love

Katherine Dunn recommends
Stainless (1996)
Todd Grimson
"Brutal and passionate. ...Stainless is the ultimate late night in L.A."
The Convalescent (2009)
Jessica Anthony
"The Convalescent is a fleshy fable spinning in and out of its own enormous, fabulous history. It is lush, cranky, and powered by dark, sweet humor. Mesmerizing. And a lot of fun. I enjoyed it completely."
The Astounding, the Amazing, and the Unknown (2011)
Paul Malmont
"Affectionate and entertaining...An adventure that swoops from romp to chills, from humor to dread. Malmont's big, lush novel is sly and charming, nostalgic and intiguing fun."
Available Dark (2012)
(Cass Neary, book 2)
Elizabeth Hand
"Photographer and aging NYC punk rocker, Cass Neary is one of literature's great noir anti-heroes. Ferocious, aching with compassion and cruelly brilliant, Available Dark is a sinful pleasure."
Join (2016)
Steve Toutonghi
"A searing, ballistic plunge into the mysteries of identity and mortality."

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