Kem Nunn

Kem Nunn

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Kem Nunn (born 1948) is an American fiction novelist, surfer, magazine and television writer from California. His novels have been described as "surf-noir" for their dark themes, political overtones and surf settings. He is the author of five novels, including his seminal surf novel Tapping the Source. He received an MFA in Creative Writing from UC Irvine.

He has collaborated with producer David Milch on the HBO Western drama series Deadwood. Milch and Nunn co-created the HBO series John from Cincinnati, a surfing series set in Imperial Beach, California which premiered on June 10, 2007. He has also written for season 5 of Sons of Anarchy.

Average rating: 3.81 · 3,521 ratings · 406 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
Tapping the Source

3.98 avg rating — 1,270 ratings — published 1984 — 19 editions
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The Dogs of Winter

4.04 avg rating — 624 ratings — published 1997 — 12 editions
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Tijuana Straits

3.78 avg rating — 608 ratings — published 2004 — 10 editions
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3.29 avg rating — 687 ratings — published 2014 — 10 editions
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Pomona Queen

3.89 avg rating — 224 ratings — published 1992 — 9 editions
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Unassigned Territory

3.68 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 1987 — 5 editions
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Chance: Now a major TV seri...

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“Every man is on earth to symbolize something he is ignorant of.”
Kem Nunn, Pomona Queen

“It was how it had been with the madman among the tombs, that their number was legion, far in excess at any rate if the number listed on the back of the door as the room's maximum occupancy.”
Kem Nunn, Chance

“It was a little like having religion. The world was a more interesting place if there was more to it than met the eye.”
Kem Nunn, Unassigned Territory

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