Friday, July 16, 2010

What is Blake Crouch reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Blake Crouch, author of the newly released Snowbound.

His entry begins:
At the moment, I'm tearing through Michael Koryta's new book, So Cold the River. It's a departure from his PI series and his excellent crime fiction standalone, Envy the Night, but I'm loving it. The main character is a washed-up filmmaker reduced to shooting video montages for funerals, and he goes to this strange town to investigate the history of his reclusive subject who...[read on]
Blake Crouch was born near the piedmont town of Statesville, North Carolina in 1978. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 2000 with degrees in English and Creative Writing.

His first two novels are Desert Places and Locked Doors.

Beginning in late 2005, and inspired by his relocation to Durango, Colorado, he researched and wrote a book set in the past and present in a remote mining town high in the San Juan Mountains. The resulting novel, Abandon, was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2009.

Snowbound was released last month.

Read an excerpt from Snowbound.

Visit Blake Crouch's website.

The Page 69 Test: Abandon.

Writers Read: Blake Crouch.

--Marshal Zeringue