Alan Thompson

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Born in Danville, Kentucky, on January 31, 1949, Mr. Thompson grew up in his beloved Chapel Hill, North Carolina. A 1966 graduate of Chapel Hill High School, he received his B.A. from the University of Kentucky in 1970, and his J.D. from the same institution in 1973. He has practiced law for the past forty years, primarily in Atlanta, Georgia, and now resides in Georgetown, South Carolina. His civil trial work extended to dozens of jurisdictions throughout the United States, Australia and England, and he contributed to several professional journals and treatises dealing with his particular area of expertise, construction law.
He began writing seriously in 2008, and his first novel, A Hollow Cup, was published in 2011. He and his wife Barbie
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I write because there is some lie I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.  But I could not do the work of writing a book, or even a long magazine article, if it were not also an aesthetic experience–George Orwell


I recently re-read Orwell’s 1946 essay Why I Write, and it reminded me again why write.  Orwell posits “four great m...

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