Charles Bukowski - His reputation proceeds anything we could have written here to describe his writing! More intriguing snapshots of his life story and writing available here.
Mamet - Playwright turned film writer and director. Razor-sharp
dialogue and wit. Credits include Glengarry Glen Ross, The
Spanish Prisoner, and Wag the Dog.
Banks - One of the most gifted storytellers in American fiction today.
Works include The Sweet Hereafter, Rule of the Bone, and
many others. Want some more Banks? Click here.
Algren - Excellent non-fiction writer who has crafted many gritty no-nonsense
works about the culture of Chicago. For a more complete bibliography
of Algren's works, click here.
Irving - Seamlessly blends elements of the fantastic and of realism.
His novels are horribly engaging and absorbing.
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