Chris Offutt, author of the new novel, The Killing Hills (Grove Press) talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about his new work, as well as the art, craft, and business of writing. Download audio. (Broadcast date: July 14, 2021Musical intro/outro and interludes by Travis Barrett.
"Now, Appalachia" Interview with author Chris Offutt
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http://chrisoffutt.com/Christopher John Offutt is an American writer. He is most widely known for his short stories and novels, but he has also published three memoirs and multiple nonfiction articles. In 2005, he had a story included in a comic book collection edited by Michael Chabon, and another in the anthology Noir. He has written episodes for the TV series True Blood and Weeds.Host: Eliot Parkerhttp://www.eliotparker.com/Eliot Parker is the author of five novels: Breakdown at Clear River, Making Arrangements, Fragile Brilliance, Code for Murder, and A Knife's Edge. He currently teaches English at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), and hosts the podcast program “Now, Appalachia” across the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network and BlogTalk Radio, which profiles authors, and publishers who live and write about Appalachia.@copyright by Authors on the Air
Author: Chris Offutt Book: THE KILLING HILLS Publishing: Grove Press (June 15, 2021) https://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Chris_Offutt_to_air.mp3 Synopsis (from the Publisher): A literary master across genres, award-winning author Chris Offutt’s latest novel, The Killing Hills, is a compelling, propulsive thriller in which a suspicious death exposes the loyalties and rivalries of a deep-rooted and fiercely private community in the Kentucky backwoods. Mick Hardin, a combat veteran now working as an Army CID agent, is home on a leave that is almost done. His wife is about to give birth, but they aren’t getting along. His sister, newly risen to sheriff, has just landed her first murder case, and local politicians are pushing for city police or the FBI to take the case. Are they convinced she can’t handle it, or is there something else at work? She calls on Mick who, with his homicide investigation experience and familiarity with the terrain, is well-suited to staying under the radar. As he delves into the investigation, he dodges his commanding officer’s increasingly urgent calls while attempting to head off further murders. And he needs to talk to his wife. The Killing Hills is a novel of betrayal―sexual, personal, within and between the clans that populate the hollers―and the way it so often shades into violence. Chris Offutt has delivered a dark, witty, and absolutely compelling novel of murder and honor, with an investigator-hero unlike any in fiction. The post CHRIS OFFUTT – THE KILLING HILLS appeared first on KSCJ 1360.
Larry Morrisey talks with Oxford-based writer Chris Offutt about his new novel, Country Dark. The book is set in Eastern Kentucky in the early 1960s and follows the story of a young moonshine runner and his family. Offutt grew up in the region and the novel was a way for him to delve into the huge changes that took place in Appalachia during the 1960s and 70s. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.