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Blake Nelson

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Born
Portland, OR, The United States
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Blake Nelson grew up in Portland, Oregon. He began his career writing short humor pieces for Details Magazine.

His first novel GIRL was originally serialized in SASSY magazine and was made into a film staring Selma Blaire and Portia De Rossi.

His novel PARANOID PARK won the prestigious International Grinzane Literary Award and was made into a film by Gus Van Sant.

His most recent Young Adult novel THE PRINCE OF VENICE BEACH has been shortlisted for the 2015 Edgar Award.

His 2011 novel RECOVERY ROAD has been adapted into a television drama for ABC FAMILY and will premier in January of 2016.



New novel BOY in stores now, with new re-issue of GIRL! Boy by Blake Nelson
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Recovery Road

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Girl (Girl, #1)

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Paranoid Park

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Destroy All Cars

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bleak, existential, awesome.
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"perhaps the bleakest book i've ever read. sort of like highsmith without the humor. good writing, great style; bleak as fuck.

done with simenon-- someone else'll have to read the 199 others for me. enjoy!!!"
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Recovery Road by Blake Nelson
“But I let myself love him anyway. I let myself love him with all my heart. I give myself that. I tell myself I deserve it.”
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Recovery Road by Blake Nelson
“This is where I want to be now, alone with myself. Because I know that something has happened to me tonight, something that I’m not going to understand at first, something I need to just absorb and think about and get used to.

This is going to be hard for me. I can’t control this. I can’t stop what it will do to me.

But I want it. I want to be inside it, to feel it, forever.”
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The third installment of GIRL. Andrea Marr goes to New York to pursue her dream of being a writer.
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"Much different from the TV show so far...very little of the book actually takes place in rehab. I think it's one of those situations where the book is way better than the TV show, but it may be like Pretty Little Liars, where each follow different..." Read more of this review »
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“But I think Cybil was my biggest fan. She cut out my articles and hung them in her locker and we were always cracking up how if you wrote the simplest, most obvious thing in the world people thought you were a genius.”
Blake Nelson, Girl

“Life is ridiculous. It's not our fault.”
Blake Nelson, Recovery Road

“No matter what I do now, there are certain doors I have already closed, certain opportunities I'll never get back. There's nothing to be done, I guess. It is what it is.”
Blake Nelson, Recovery Road

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“Let the writer take up surgery or bricklaying if he is interested in technique. There is no mechanical way to get the writing done, no shortcut. The young writer would be a fool to follow a theory. Teach yourself by your own mistakes; people learn only by error. The good artist believes that nobody is good enough to give him advice. He has supreme vanity. No matter how much he admires the old writer, he wants to beat him.”
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“The world keeps ending but new people too dumb to know it keep showing up as if the fun's just started.”
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“Life is ridiculous. It's not our fault.”
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“The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding.”
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Alshia Moyez Thank you so much, Blake! ^-^


Alycia Hey, I sent you an email. please get back to me :)


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