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Poet/novelist Owen Hill lives in Berkeley, California.

Has been co-editing and co-annotating the new edition of Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep for Vintage Crime. After years of work, the book is set for release in the coming weeks
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He is the author of seven small collections of poetry (The latest is A Walk Among the Bogus, from Lavender Ink Press
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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
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I think crime fiction is almost like a product of capitalism. It's about social inequality.” Ian Rankin

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