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: 3.79 · 4,157 ratings · 471 reviews · 7 distinct worksSimilar authors
Tapping the Source

3.98 avg rating — 1,488 ratings — published 1984 — 21 editions
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The Dogs of Winter

4.03 avg rating — 716 ratings — published 1997 — 13 editions
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Tijuana Straits

3.78 avg rating — 672 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
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Chance

3.31 avg rating — 895 ratings — published 2014 — 13 editions
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Pomona Queen

3.89 avg rating — 252 ratings — published 1992 — 9 editions
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Unassigned Territory

3.62 avg rating — 130 ratings — published 1987 — 5 editions
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surf city

3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings2 editions
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“Every man is on earth to symbolize something he is ignorant of.”
Kem Nunn, Pomona Queen

“If someone doesn’t care about himself, you begin to lose interest after a while.”
Kem Nunn, Tapping the Source

“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

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