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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, Literary Fiction
 
New and upcoming books
February 2024

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The City
 
Novels
   American Rust (2009)
   The Son (2013)
   The City (2024)
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Non fiction
   Nic Nicosia (2012)
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A Line in the Sand (2023)
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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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