Books by Dannie M. Martin

THE DISHWASHER by Dannie M. Martin
Released: June 5, 1995

"Cheap uplift stands in the way of credibility."
Ex-con Martin (an essay collection, Committing Journalism, 1993) draws on more than 30 years behind bars to give us his first novel: a prison narrative so self-consciously hard-boiled that, but for a few nice details, it might have been written by Mother Teresa after a particularly rough day. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Of interest primarily to civil libertarians and hard-core prison buffs; stronger glimpses of big-house life can be found in Wilbert Rideau and Ron Wikberg's Life Sentences (1992)."
Though of some interest for their insider's view of life behind bars, the ``prison writings of Red Hog''—essays that Martin, a convicted bank robber, published in the San Francisco Chronicle while in a federal pen—are most important as the fulcrum of a freedom-of-speech battle fought in and out of court by Martin and the Chronicle against the federal prison system. Read full book review >