Friday, January 17, 2014

Murderer Writes a Crime Novel & Wins Literary Prize

I came across an article on Flavorwire titled Murderer Pens Crime Novel, Wins Literary Award By Isabella Biedenhar. In the article,  Biedenhar writes the following:
Here’s a case of someone taking the old adage “write what you know” quite literally. Alaric Hunt, who has been incarcerated since 1988 for murder and arson, won the $10,000 prize in a literary contest held by Minotaur Books and the Private Eye Writers of America. Author S.J. Rozan, one of the contest’s judges, said that Hunt’s debut novel, Cuts Through the Bone, had a “new” voice and avoided “the same wisecracking self-deprecating tone you see with a lot of private-eye books.”

Yes, the old adage “write what you know” does seem apropos in this particular instance!

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