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Philipp Meyer

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Philipp Meyer grew up in a working class neighborhood in Baltimore. His mother is an artist; his father taught college science for twenty years after working variously as a cabinet maker, electrician, and art installer.
The neighborhood, Hampden, had been hit hard by the collapse of various heavy industries, and crime and unemployment were high. Meyer attended city public schools until dropping out at age 16 and getting a GED.
He spent the next five years working as a bicycle mechanic and occasionally volunteering at Baltimores Shock Trauma Center.Meyer was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2010 and a Dobie Paisano Fellow that same year.

 He is an avid outdoorsman and splits his time between Austin, Texas and New York.

Genres: Western
   American Rust (2009)
   The Son (2012)
   The City (2020)
Non fiction
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2014) : The Son

Philipp Meyer recommends
Spoils (2017)
Brian Van Reet
"Moving immediately into the pantheon of first-rate war novels, Spoils reads like a nightmare within a tragedy, a story that is both touchingly classic and brutally modern. This is a definitive record of the war that marked the end of the American Empire. One of the best novels of our time in the Middle East."
White Fur (2017)
Jardine Libaire
"Brilliantly written and deeply felt, White Fur is a love story by turns comic and tragic, but always moving."
Rough Animals (2018)
Rae DelBianco
"A brilliant, incandescent debut that will remind everyone of a young Cormac McCarthy."
The Dying of the Light (2018)
Robert Goolrick
"Goolrick’s best book yet. A brilliant mashup of all the old greats, Faulkner and Fitzgerald and DH Lawrence, The Dying of the Light reads like Absolom, Absolom! meets The Great Gatsby meets Lady Chatterley’s Lover."
Night Train (2018)
Thom Jones
"Thom Jones was a master of the short story, a master of the same brand of incandescent, hallucinatory creation of voices that made his contemporary Denis Johnson famous. It is a great gift for all of us to have the best of his work, new and old, here in one place. Night Train will be an amazing discovery for anyone who cares about literature."
The Abstainer (2020)
Ian McGuire
"A brilliant historical novel; part Cormac McCarthy and part Raymond Chandler. The Abstainer tells a story of people trapped by class, a simmering revolution, and their own frailty, but it’s ultimately a very human and compelling novel that gives us a clear glimpse into the hearts and souls of its characters. McGuire is a writer who isn’t afraid to take risks and change course from his previous books."
All God's Children (2020)
Aaron Gwyn
"A richly drawn historical masterpiece."
Ridgeline (2021)
Michael Punke
"A highly compelling page turner; you won't be able to put it down."
Down Range (2021)
(Garrett Kohl, book 1)
Taylor Moore
"Combining the suspense and intrigue of a Tom Clancy thriller with the action and grit of a hard-hitting western, Taylor Moore's Down Range is sure to entice fans of both genres, as he weaves a wild tale of betrayal, vengeance, and death on the Texas High Plains."

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