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Mark Childress was born in Monroeville, Alabama. He is the author of the novels A WORLD MADE OF FIRE, V FOR VICTOR, TENDER, CRAZY IN ALABAMA, GONE FOR GOOD, ONE MISSISSIPPI, and GEORGIA BOTTOMS. Childress has received the Harper Lee Award for Alabama's Distinguished Author, Thomas Wolfe Award, the University of Alabama's Distinguished Alumni Award, and the Alabama Library Association's Writer of the Year. He is a staff member and a director of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. He has lived in Ohio, Indiana, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, California, Costa Rica, and currently lives in Key West, Florida, where he is writing his eighth novel and a film script.


Average rating: 3.66 · 9,720 ratings · 1,207 reviews · 16 distinct works · Similar authors
Crazy in Alabama
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 3,432 ratings — published 1993 — 15 editions
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One Mississippi
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 2,890 ratings — published 2006 — 17 editions
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Georgia Bottoms
3.36 of 5 stars 3.36 avg rating — 2,764 ratings — published 2011 — 16 editions
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Gone for Good
3.36 of 5 stars 3.36 avg rating — 211 ratings — published 1998 — 5 editions
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Tender
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 193 ratings — published 1990 — 8 editions
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A World Made of Fire
3.22 of 5 stars 3.22 avg rating — 116 ratings — published 1984 — 7 editions
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V for Victor
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 1988 — 7 editions
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Henry Bobbity Is Missing: A...
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" Mark Childress is a Son of the South - the south that is educated, Self-aware, unashamed and duly remorseful for its sins. In that culture, one’s “sins” are largely an open “secret,” bizarre behavior is expected, peculiar people are celebrated an..." Read more of this review »
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"I've read each of Mark Childress's novels since his first, "A World Made of Fire," published in 1984. Born in Monroeville, Alabama, and a graduate of the University of Alabama, Childress is a master at portraying Southern folks. Some accuse Childr..." Read more of this review »
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