Debut Novel, Fallen Land, Coming from St. Martin’s!
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Debut Novel, Fallen Land, Coming from St. Martin’s!

I’m very, very, very happy to announce that St. Martin’s Press has acquired the rights to my debut novel, FALLEN LAND, for publication in 2016.  It’s been a long road, and a hard one, and I can still hardly believe it. Here’s what was posted in Publisher’s Marketplace: Montana Prize in Fiction winner Taylor Brown’s […]

Reading:  WHQR Studios, January 12!
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Reading: WHQR Studios, January 12!

I’m honored to be the first guest of the year for Prologue, the monthly book club co-sponsored by StarNews Media and WHQR Public Radio. I’ll be speaking, reading, and fielding readers’ questions beginning at 7 p.m. next Monday with Ben Steelman in the WHQR studios, upstairs at 254 N. Front Street (Wilmington, North Carolina).  Admission […]

Reading:  Old Books on Front, September 21!
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Reading: Old Books on Front, September 21!

I am honored to announce that I’ll be reading with two of my favorite contemporary writers at Old Books on Front Street on September 21 at 7 pm.  Here’s the lineup: Erik Shonkwiler:  author of Above All Men and “bastard love child of McCarthy, Hemingway, and Faulkner.” You can read my glowing review of Eric’s […]

Interview with Sheldon Lee Compton:  Sufficiently Bloodied
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Interview with Sheldon Lee Compton: Sufficiently Bloodied

Recently Sheldon Lee Compton of Bent Country and Revolution John was kind enough to ask me for an interview, which you can read here. If you don’t know SLC, he’s the author of The Same Terrible Storm (Foxhead Books, 2012), nominated for the Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for Excellence in Appalachian Writing, and […]

Review:  ABOVE ALL MEN (Eric Shonkwiler)
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Review: ABOVE ALL MEN (Eric Shonkwiler)

I don’t usually review the books I read, but when I do it’s a book as good as Eric Shonkwiler’s Above All Men. There is a lot of comparing done these days of writers to Cormac McCarthy, and I find most such comparisons unmerited, to be honest. Not in this case. Rarely does a writer […]

Interview with Steph Post (A TREE BORN CROOKED, Fall 2014)
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Interview with Steph Post (A TREE BORN CROOKED, Fall 2014)

Hey Everyone! Steph Post, author of The Hunter, the Hunted and the Thief (2012) and A Tree Born Crooked (2014, Pandamoon Publishing), was kind enough to interview me about In the Season of Blood and Gold.  Steph is one of my favorite bloggers, and she asked some really great questions.  We discuss Daniel Woodrell and the […]

Buy a Signed First Edition!
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Buy a Signed First Edition!

Hey Everyone, In the Season of Blood and Gold is now available via Amazon (paperback and Kindle) and Press 53. Here’s what Charles Dodd White (A Shelter of Others) has to say about the book: “With ferocious economy and a great big heart, Taylor Brown writes one of the best debuts I’ve ever picked up. […]

Interview with Triad Arts (88.5 WFDD)
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Interview with Triad Arts (88.5 WFDD)

I was lucky enough to be interviewed by the lovely Bethany Chafin of Triad Arts Weekend for 88.5 WFDD.  You can listen to the segment here. My part starts about 17 minutes in, I think, after the piece on A Band Called Death.  Bethany and I discuss the launch of In the Season of Blood […]

“World without End” Finalist for Doris Betts Fiction Prize!
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“World without End” Finalist for Doris Betts Fiction Prize!

I was honored to learn yesterday morning that my story “World without End” was selected as one of eight finalists for the Doris Betts Fiction Prize, sponsored by the North Carolina Writers’ Network and judged by Liza Wieland, editor of the North Carolina Literary Review. This story was inspired by the 1976 Oscar-winning documentary Harlan […]

“An Unkindness” Published in Needle Magazine
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“An Unkindness” Published in Needle Magazine

The Spring 2014 Issue of Needle Magazine is available now! It features my story “An Unkindness,” as well as work from kick-ass writers like Heath Lowrance, Rob W. Hart, Patti Abbott, Jen Conley, Stephen D. Rogers, Court Merrigan, Sandra Seamans, Trent England, Christopher L. Irvin, William Boyle, William Dylan Powell, and Tom Joyce. And killer […]