Donald Ray Pollock
I’m all about voice, and this book is thick with it. Couple that with the hopelessness in his seedy characters and I’m hooked — Knockemstiff may be my favorite book ever.
Weird shit is my jam, and she’s the best at it. Period.
I’ve learned so much about writing just by reading his stuff. I mean, down to sentence structure, he’s a master.
Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World was my introduction to Murakami, my favorite of his. His storytelling is slick, strange, and sexy.
I love old country music, grew up on it — the heartache and loneliness of it all. Anything Vlautin writes speaks to that piece of me. No one can break my heart like he can.
D.T. Robbins is a writer with roots in Southeastern Louisiana and Southern California. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Hobart, Bending Genres, Ghost City Review, Trampset, X-R-A-Y Lit, Versification, and others. He’s founding editor of Rejection Letters.