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Interview: Daniel Woodrell

The Least Governable Region of America by Dustin Atkinson  Daniel Woodrell is the author of eight novels. His most recent, Winter’s Bone, published in 2006, was hailed by the Associated Press as “an instant classic” and its main character, Ree Dolly, “one of the most memorable female heroines in modern American fiction.” Tomato Red, his sixth novel, won the 1999…

Feature: Why I Didn’t Write

by Ken Gordon For a long time I was on the lam. My crime? Well, not to frustrate your gun lust, to deprive you of your quota of gangsters and graft, but it wasn’t a crime in the conventional sense. More a spiritual than criminal offense. Something akin to sin. When I say “spiritual,” I don’t mean the old-time-religion racket—I…