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A Large & Startling Figure

The Harry Crews Online Bibliography


Tom Graves ("Portraits from an Interview with Harry Crews") is author of the award-winning biography, Crossroads: The Life and Afterlife of Blues Legend Robert Johnson as well as the novel Pullers. His 1979 interview with Harry Crews has been anthologized in the book Getting Naked With Harry Crews and several other anthologies include his work such as The Oxford American Book of Great Music Writing. Graves was editor of Rock & Roll Disc Magazine and has published articles, essays, and reviews in Rolling Stone, The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, American History, The Oxford American, and many other periodicals. At present he is developing a documentary feature film on the 1968 debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr. He teaches literature and humanities at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Tennessee.

Lucy Harrison (Perspectives on All We Need of Hell & Blood and Grits) lives and works in Tallahassee, Florida. She studied with Harry Crews in the undergraduate fiction program at the University of Florida, and has been writing ever since. Her first book, Pray the Lie, took first place in the novel contest of the Florida First Coast Writers' Festival, and she is currently working on her second.

Jim Knipfel ("Stories Told in Blood: Listening to Harry Crews") lives in Brooklyn, NY, and is a staff writer for New York Press. His first memoir, Slackjaw (Tarcher/Putnam) was published in 1999. His second, Quitting the Nairobi Trio (Tarcher/Putnam) followed a year later. After that he wrote a novel, The Buzzing (Vintage). His third and last memoir, Ruining It For Everybody (Tarcher/Putnam)—which will include an account of his dealings with Mr. Crews—is set for release in 2004, after which he hopes to go back to fiction, which he finds much easier than real life. For more info about Knipfel, visit Slackjaw Online.

Ed Lynskey's ("Harry Crews's Short Story Trilogy") work has appeared in such venues as Judas, Nefarious, Plots With Guns, Blue Murder, Orchard Press Mysteries, Shots, and Underworlds Magazine. Three essays written about the work of Harry Crews appeared in Pembroke Magazine.

Damon Sauve ("Everything is Optimism, Beautiful, and Painless" & "Harry (Eugene) Crews (1935-)" & "Brief Biography") studied creative writing as an undergraduate with Harry Crews at the University of Florida, where he earned in 1991, a BA in English, and in 1993, an MaEd. In 1996, Damon earned an MLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His thesis, a bibliography on the work of Harry Crews, was the basis for this Web site. Since then, his work on Crews has been published in The Southern Quarterly, Getting Naked with Harry Crews, Perspectives on Harry Crews, and Southern Writers: A New Biographical Dictionary. Damon lives in Pacifica, California, works for an Internet company, and publishes a literary magazine, Oyster Boy Review.

A Large & Startling Figure: The Harry Crews Online Bibliography
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