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Thomas Mullen

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Thomas Mullen is the author of Darktown, an NPR Best Book of the Year, which has been shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Southern Book Prize, the Indies Choice Book Award, has been nominated for two Crime Writers Assocation Dagger Awards, and is being developed for television by Sony Pictures with executive producer Jamie Foxx; The Last Town on Earth, which was named Best Debut Novel of 2006 by USA Today and was awarded the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for excellence in historical fiction; The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers; and The Revisionists. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and sons.


Hey y'all.



Been a long time. Sorry about that.



Why so long? Partly because I've been writing other things, including this magazine feature. It's the amazingly true story about a novelist who also happened to be a con man.



Hope you enjoy it. Thanks to the fine people at Atlanta Magazine for providing guidance to myself, a fiction guy wading into nonfictional waters ("what do you mean I can't just m... Read more of this blog post »
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The Last Town on Earth

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Darktown (Darktown, #1)

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“His voice, the very sound of rolling eyes.”
Thomas Mullen, The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers

“The right thing was confusing, and difficult, and sometimes Jason wondered if it was in fact a nonexistent ideal, like heaven or the American dream. There was no right thing. You did what you did for whatever reasons occurred to you at the time, depending on whichever emotion was running thickest in your blood. Your desire and fear and adrenaline and longing. You made your choice and came up with the reasons later.”
Thomas Mullen, The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers

“She had written Darcy the letter and posted it from her husband's tenth-story office while he was away in some strumpet's bed. And then she'd transformed herself into a bird, and then an anvil, and then a corpse.”
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