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James W. Hall

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James Wilson Hall is an Edgar and Shamus Award-winning author whose books have been translated into a dozen languages. He has written eighteen novels, four books of poetry, a collection of short stories, and a collection of He also won a John D. MacDonald Award for Excellence in Florida Fiction, presented by the JDM Bibliophile.

He has a masters degree in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate in literature from the University of Utah. He was a professor of literature and creative writing at Florida International University for 40 years where he taught such writers as Vicky Hendricks,
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Tennis


(The Florida Presbyterian College tennis team, 1968.  Thats me, kneeling, second from right.  With hair.)


I started playing tennis in the early Sixties on a pitted asphalt court next to the basketball gym in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.  My buddy Bryan Lesueur and I started batting balls around one summer without any idea about how to play the game.  We didnt even know how to keep score.  But we li...

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I'm working on the follow-up to When They Come For You now. Deena's presence hovers over the book, but you're right, she doesn't actually make much of an appearance. I might consider doing more with her in the future though (now that you mention i... See Full Answer
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“How his family was killed. Fakhri and his thugs raiding villages, burning, raping. Sunnis, Shi’a, Alawites, Christians, everybody killing everybody else. People say the Mafia’s bad. Mafia’s nothing next to those fucking religions.”
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