— member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers — is the
author of the novels Raney, Walking Across Egypt,
The Floatplane Notebooks, Killer Diller, In Memory
of Junior Redeye: A Western, and Where Trouble Sleeps.
Awards include Fellowships from the Guggenheim and Lyndhurst Foundations,
and Five Notable Books of the Year from The New York Times.
In 1997, he received the North Carolina Award for Literature. He teaches
creative writing at the University of North Carolina - Wilmington.