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Tom Franklin

USA flag (b.1963)
Husband of Beth Ann Fennelly

Author Tom Franklin was raised in rural southwest Alabama (Clarke County), a dozen miles from the setting of his novel, Hell at the Breech. He was educated at the University of South Alabama and the University of Arkansas. His first book was a highly regarded short story collection, Poachers. He has been published in The Black Warrior Review, The Southern Review, and The Oxford American, among others. His stories have been included in Best American Mystery Stories of the Century, New Stories from The South, 1999 and Stories from the Blue Moon Café. Tom Franklin has received a number of fellowships and is currently at the University of Mississippi at Oxford, where he lives with his family.

Genres: Mystery
   Hell At the Breech (2003)
   Smonk (2006)
   Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter (2010)
   The Tilted World (2013) (with Beth Ann Fennelly)
   Poachers (1999)
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Tom Franklin recommends
Night Letter (2023)
Sterling Watson
"Sterling Watson is an American treasure."
Forty Days and Forty Nights (2021)
Amber Edwards and Justin Scott
"At this novel’s heart is a mighty river, raging and swirling, swirling and raging, and its characters are plain unforgettable. I sat down to read a few pages but got caught in its inexorable current and I couldn’t stop (and didn’t want to). A love story, an adventure story, a timeless story: Forty Days and Forty Nights is remarkable. I just wish it were longer!"
The House Uptown (2021)
Melissa Ginsburg
"Ginsburg understands our darkest secrets and desires."

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Anthologies containing stories by Tom Franklin
The Best American Mystery Stories 2020 (2020)
(Best American Mystery Stories)
edited by
C J Box and Otto Penzler
From Sea to Stormy Sea (2019)
17 Stories Inspired by Great American Paintings
edited by
Lawrence Block
The Best American Mystery Stories 2016 (2016)
(Best American Mystery Stories)
edited by
Elizabeth George and Otto Penzler

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