Kem Nunn





Kem Nunn

Author profile


born
The United States

About this author

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: 3.86 · 2,274 ratings · 285 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
Tapping the Source
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 862 ratings — published 1984 — 17 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tijuana Straits
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 452 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dogs of Winter
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 434 ratings — published 1997 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Chance
3.3 of 5 stars 3.30 avg rating — 281 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Pomona Queen
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 165 ratings — published 1992
Rate this book
Clear rating
Unassigned Territory
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 1987 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Kem Nunn…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

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

“The steps a man takes from the day of his birth until that of his death trace in time an inconceivable figure.”
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

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Seasonal Read...: 25.6 - Ashley FL'S Task - "Summer Lovin" 153 259 Aug 10, 2010 06:10PM  
readers advisory ...: Crime / Pulp (for when I go through Parker Withdrawl) 33 104 Nov 18, 2011 02:45PM  
Book Haven: Robert's Reviews 213 374 Aug 26, 2014 08:08PM  
Shut Up & Read: Robert's Reviews 214 471 Aug 26, 2014 08:08PM  
The Book Review E...: Robert's Reviews 310 92 Aug 26, 2014 08:08PM  
Pulp Fiction: Currently Reading 1122 546 Dec 18, 2014 02:27PM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Kem to Goodreads.