Padgett Powell's picture
1 followers

Padgett Powell


USA flag (b.1952)

Padgett Powell is an American novelist in the Southern literary tradition. His debut novel, Edisto (1984), was nominated for the American Book Award and was excerpted in The New Yorker.Powell has been a writing professor at the University of Florida since 1984.
 
Novels
thumbthumbthumbthumb
thumbthumb
 
Collections
thumbthumbthumbthumb
 
Novellas
thumb
 
Non fiction
   Indigo (2021)
thumb
 
Anthologies containing stories by Padgett Powell
thumb
 
Short stories
Letter from a Dogfighter's Aunt, Deceased (1991)


Awards
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (2011) : You & I


Padgett Powell recommends
thumb
Venus Drive (2000)
Sam Lipsyte
"These are torqued-up, enthusiastically black-hearted stories by a grimly cheerful author. And the damned things are queerly rather loving and lovely as well."
thumb
Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever (2010)
Justin Taylor
"This is not quaint blue-collar realism but something entirely more honest. Thers is a debt paid to Donald Barthelme... and a strange undertow of Philip Roth, which makes for a new literrary beast."
thumb
Bubblegum (2020)
Adam Levin
"Levin is the new Mailer. Think The Naked and The Dead, remove World War II, insert the war we are in now; up the introspection, lower the Nobel posturing (Bubblegum!) and the pontificating of the self, keep the outsized ambition, make the damned book even larger. One wonders how the Mailer vacuum went empty this long. This is ambition and large-statement talent. The precision of the errancy is thrilling. This son of a bitch is perfect."

Visitors to this page also looked at these authors