Books by Laird Hunt

Novelist Laird Hunt, former United Nations press officer and current faculty member at Denver University, has lived in Singapore, Tokyo, London, The Hague, and Paris, where he studied at The Sorbonne. Hunt holds an MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa U


KIND ONE by Laird Hunt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Profoundly imaginative, strikingly original, deeply moving. "
The dark, silent, forbidding Ohio River flows like a line of moral demarcation in Hunt's (The Exquisite, 2006, etc.) latest literary foray. Read full book review >
THE EXQUISITE by Laird Hunt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"An author to watch once he "murders" his mentors."
The namesake of a 17th-century thief helms a fake murder ring in New York's East Village. Read full book review >
INDIANA, INDIANA by Laird Hunt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"At first glance, this seems to be the worst possible knockoff of 20th-Century Lit 101, but Hunt manages to infuse enough life into these old modernist bones that by the end they dance like a Halloween skeleton."
A mentally disturbed man's attempts to help his institutionalized wife, as related by Hunt (The Impossibly, 2001) in a Faulknerian voice that succeeds better than one would have reason to expect. Read full book review >
THE IMPOSSIBLY by Laird Hunt
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"The mystery runs at all levels here, and the style and situation have appeal, but this is more a story for puzzle solvers than lovers of literary daring."
United Nations editor Hunt debuts with a stylish, if opaque, noir tale about a hit man who falls in love, takes a break, and incurs the wrath of his organization. Read full book review >