Daniel Woodrell





Daniel Woodrell


Born
in Springfield, MO, The United States
March 04, 1953

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Influences
Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, Ernest Hemingway, James Agee


Growing up in Missouri, seventy miles downriver from Hannibal, Mark Twain was handed to me early on, first or second grade, and captivated me for years, and forever, I reckon. Robert Louis Stevenson had his seasons with me just before my teens and I love him yet. There are too many others to mention, I suppose, but feel compelled to bring up Hemingway, James Agee, Flannery O'Connor, John McGahern, Knut Hamsun, Faulkner, George Mackay Brown, Tillie Olsen, W.S. Merwin, Brigit Pegeen Kelly, Andrew Hudgins, Seamus Heaney, Derek Wolco.

Daniel Woodrell was born and now lives in the Missouri Ozarks. He left school and enlisted in the Marines the week he turned seventeen, received his bachelor's degree at age twenty-seven, graduated from the Iowa Wr
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“Never. Never ask for what ought to be offered.”
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“The heart's in it then, spinning dreams, and torment is on the way. The heart makes dreams seem like ideas.”
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“You got to be ready to die every day - then you got a chance.”
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