Alex Taylor will be at Square Books to sign copies The Name of the Nearest River.
Former Ole Miss MFA graduate and Kentucky native Alex Taylor’s debut collection The Name of the Nearest River provides a haunting and sometimes comic portrait of rural life, echoing early Cormac McCarthy. As the title story implies, this book is “rough and full of dirty grace,” with broken characters such as coal thieves, demolition derby drivers, and cattle killers. If Taylor continues with powerful stories like these, he will become an unstoppable force in Southern Literature. PD
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2011 Eric Hoffer Award in the General Fiction"Alex Taylor is a fresh new voice, not just in Kentucky, but in American literature."'
2011 The Thomas & Lillie D. Chaffin Award