Books by Tom Franklin

Tom Franklin, from Dickinson, Alabama, is the author of the collection of stories titled Poachers, which was named as a Best First Book of Fiction by Esquire in 1999 and was also the winner of a 1999 Edgar Award for the title story. Recipient of a 2001 Gu


THE TILTED WORLD by Tom Franklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Originally conceived as a short story, the book shows signs of attenuation in its expansion to novel length."
The world that's tilting refers to the Mississippi Delta in April 1927, site of one of the greatest natural catastrophes in American history. Read full book review >
CROOKED LETTER, CROOKED LETTER by Tom Franklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"There's little suspense in a novel that's most notable for its heavy-handed treatment of race."
There are murders in this Mississippi melodrama, but pay them no mind; its core is the brief friendship of two boys, one black, one white. Read full book review >
SMONK by Tom Franklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Horror and history rendered with gusto and buckets of blood."
No one is safe in a 19th-century Alabama town devastated by the Civil War, gripped by a hideously perverted religion and haunted by rabies. Read full book review >
HELL AT THE BREECH by Tom Franklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2003

"Historical fiction as smooth and relentless as the darkest Elmore Leonard. First-rate."
Nightriders seize control of a dark corner of Alabama in a history-based first novel. Read full book review >