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Mark Childress

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in Monroeville, Alabama, The United States
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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: 3.69 · 12,417 ratings · 1,400 reviews · 17 distinct works · Similar authors
Crazy in Alabama

3.94 avg rating — 4,538 ratings — published 1993 — 19 editions
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One Mississippi

3.68 avg rating — 3,607 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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Georgia Bottoms

3.39 avg rating — 3,408 ratings — published 2011 — 16 editions
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Tender

3.77 avg rating — 256 ratings — published 1990 — 9 editions
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Gone for Good

3.40 avg rating — 258 ratings — published 1998 — 5 editions
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A World Made of Fire

3.35 avg rating — 169 ratings — published 1984 — 7 editions
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V for Victor

3.63 avg rating — 114 ratings — published 1988 — 7 editions
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Looking For Harper Lee: An ...

4.14 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Henry Bobbity Is Missing: A...

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