Friday, December 15, 2017

Ten top neo-noir authors

In 2013 Richard Thomas tagged ten top neo-noir authors at Flavorwire. One entry on the list:
Craig Davidson

Often compared to Irvine Welsh, Davidson published his first short story collection, Rust and Bone, in 2005, followed soon after by his novel, The Fighter. Building on his career as a journalist, he spent 16 weeks taking steroids in the name of research. His graphic fight scenes pull the reader into the middle of the ring, creating a visceral experience that questions the nature of our humanity. His most recent work, Sarah Court, is a series of interlinked narratives all set in the same town, on the same street. He brings an air of authenticity to his writing, which makes it all the more disturbing. With testimonials by Clive Barker, Peter Straub, and Chuck Palahniuk calling his work “challenging and upsetting” and his prose “spare, yet elegant,” Davidson is a unique voice — yet amongst family, on this list.
Read about another entry on the list.

Pg. 99: Craig Davidson's "The Fighter"

--Marshal Zeringue