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James Lee Burke


USA (1936 - )
Father of Alafair Burke, cousin of DeLauné Michel

James Lee Burke's work has been awarded an Edgar twice for Best Crime Novel of the Year. He has also been a recipient of a Breadloaf and Guggenheim Fellowship and an NEA grant. Two of his novels, Heaven's Prisoners and Two For Texas, have been made into motion pictures. His short stories have been published in The Atlantic Monthly, New Stories from the South, Best American Short Stories, Antioch Review, Southern Review, and The Kenyon Review. His novel The Lost Get-Back Boogie was rejected 111 times over a period of nine years, and upon publication by Louisiana State University press was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

Today he and his wife live in Missoula, Montana, and New Iberia, Louisiana.
 
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Awards
Edgar Awards Best Novel winner (1990) : Black Cherry Blues
Dagger Awards Best Novel winner (1998) : Sunset Limited
Edgar Awards Best Novel winner (1998) : Cimarron Rose
Dagger Awards Best Novel nominee (2002) : Jolie Blon's Bounce
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2003) : Jolie Blon's Bounce
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (2003) : Jolie Blon's Bounce
Dagger Awards Best Novel nominee (2007) : Pegasus Descending
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2008) : The Tin Roof Blowdown
BCA Crime Thriller of the Year Best Novel nominee (2008) : The Tin Roof Blowdown
Dagger Awards Best Novel nominee (2008) : The Tin Roof Blowdown


James Lee Burke recommends
Bait
Bait (1994)
Kenneth Abel
"One of the finest crime novels I've ever read."
A Matter of Honor
A Matter of Honor (1997)
Eugene Izzi
"A great talent... a natural-born storyteller."
House of Sand and Fog
House of Sand and Fog (1999)
Andre Dubus III
"One of the best American novels I've ever read-A stunning book-No one who reads this novel will ever forget it. I have never felt so strongly about the talent of a young writer in my life."
Shadow Men
Shadow Men (2004)
(Max Freeman, book 3)
Jonathon King
"In Shadow Men, Jonathon King captures the intrigue, lyrical beauty and darkness of the Florida Everglades better than any other writer I know."
Waiting for the Evening News: Stories of the Deep South
Waiting for the Evening News: Stories of the Deep South (2010)
Tim Gautreaux
"This man is a wonderful writer... he always captures the heart."



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