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FRANK O'CONNOR

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Owen Hill

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OWEN HILL

 

Reading Thursday 16th September 9.30pm

 

Owen Hill was born and raised in an industrial suburb of Los Angeles. He is an occasional book reviewer for the Los Angeles Times and the East Bay Express. In 2005 he was awarded the Howard Moss Residency at Yaddo. He is the author of seven small collections of poetry (the latest is Against the Weather from Blue Press) and Loose Ends, a book of short stories. His first novel, The Chandler Apartments was called one of the best mysteries of 2002 by the Chicago Tribune. In his Tribune review Dick Adler wrote, “Berkeley, California poet Owen Hill captures the taste & texture of the yeasty street & bed life of his native turf with an eye that manages to be fresh & appropriately amoral.” The Chandler Apartments prominently featured The Chandler Building, Hill’s residence during the writing of the book. His second Clay Blackburn mystery, The Incredible Double, features the same characters and locale. It is available from PM Press in Oakland. David Ulin, in his LA Times review, wrote, “Here we have the essence of noir, a sense of life lived at the edges, which is, come to think of it, a pretty good description of Clay’s world.” Mr. Hill is currently working on his third Clay Blackburn mystery novel. He works as a book buyer and events coordinator at Berkeley’s literary landmark, Moe’s Books.

 

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(Extracts of Owen Hill's work available in festival brochure.)

 

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