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Owen Hill

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Poet/novelist Owen Hill lives in Berkeley, California.

He is the author of seven small collections of poetry (the latest is Against the Weather from Blue Press) and Loose Ends, a book of short stories. His first novel, The Chandler Apartments was called one of the best mysteries of 2002 by the Chicago Tribune. In his Tribune review Dick Adler wrote, “Berkeley, California poet Owen Hill captures the taste & texture of the yeasty street & bed life of his native turf with an eye that manages to be fresh & appropriately amoral." The Chandler Apartments prominently featured The Chandler Building, Hill's residence during the writing of the book.His second Clay Blackburn mystery, The Incredible Double, features the same characters and
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This first appeard in Post Road, a magazine that comes out of Boston College:


I think crime fiction is almost like a product of capitalism. It's about social inequality.” Ian Rankin

If America ever sees a successor to Steinbeck (and we need one) I think he or she will come up through noir. What we call “literary fiction” can’t seem to grapple with the silenced near-majority that makes up th... Read more of this blog post »
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The Incredible Double
3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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The Chandler Apartments
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2002
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A Walk Among the Bogus
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Loose Ends
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1996
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