Frank Bill-The Man, The Myth, The Legend by Dave Wahlman Feb26

Frank Bill-The Man, The Myth, The Legend by Dave W...

The assignment was to write a profile of author Frank Bill. Frank has written novels like DONNYBROOK and the recently released THE SAVAGE. DONNYBROOK was also recently made into a movie starring Frank Grillo and James Badge Dale. Frank writes of violent corners of rural America. He is a talented motherfucker. When it comes to writers of crime fiction, I place them into one of two categories. The first is those who have been punched in the face and have punched people in the face. The second is those who fantasize about the above. Frank falls into the first category. I first met Frank in Milwaukee in 2013 at the Murder and Mayhem convention...

AUTHOR WORK-SPACES: George Pelecanos, Frank Bill

This is our fourth  in a series of author’s sharing photos of where they work when they create the great books we love to read. I find it interesting that the work spaces seem to be a different at the writing styles. If you click on the photos you can see them larger.

Frank Bill reading in Milwaukee

Frank Bill is touring with his second book, DONNYBROOK. His first was a collection of short stories (Crimes in Southern Indiana) and this is his first novel. If you have not yet read his work you should, Frank Bill is going to be one of those names people speak of when they talk about great writers of our time. Listening to him read and talk about his writing it is very obvious that it is a part of him and who he is. He’s a natural story teller and that what he did at Boswell Book Company, he told stories. We’ve got some pictures and a video of him, watch the video, pick up the books. This is one of those authors people will be...

Review of Donnybrook by Frank Bill

Farrar, Straus and Giroux May 5th, 2013 The cover of this book grabbed me: a fist smashing a face and I knew I had to read it. The library came through. It was on the new release shelf. I read it in two days. It would have gone quicker if real life hadn’t interfered. Ok, the Donnybrook of the title refers to this backwoods, bare knuckle fight that takes place over a three day weekend on a rural farm in southern Indiana. Twenty men enter a ring and fight till only one man is left standing. This happens six times. The spectators bet, drink, do drugs and eat BBQ. The final fight consists of the winners of the six previous fights. They...