Brown, Larry, 1951-2004

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Larry Brown was born in 1951 in Oxford, Miss. He briefly attended the University of Mississippi, but did not graduate. Brown served in the United States Marine Corps, 1970-1972, then worked as a firefighter for the Oxford Fire Department, 1973-1990. While a firefighter, Brown began to write fiction. His first book was Facing the Music (1988), a collection of short stories, and his first novel was Dirty Work (1989). Other novels include Big Bad Love (1990), Joe: A Novel (1991), Father and Son (1996), and Fay (2000). He twice won the Southern Book Critics Circle Award. Brown died in Oxford in 2004.

From the description of Larry Brown drafts of "Joe : a novel", 1991. WorldCat record id: 71523310

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referencedIn Rubin, Louis Decimus, 1923-. Louis Decimus Rubin papers, 1929-1992 (Series 1.1.1 A-C). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Brown, Larry, 1951-2004. Larry Brown drafts of "Joe : a novel", 1991. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Rankin, Tom. Tom Rankin Photographs, 1980-2008. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Ketchin, Susan. Susan Ketchin Papers, 1980-1994. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill (Firm). Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill records, 1982-2007 (author abstract A-C). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Birth 1951-07-09

Death 2004-11-24

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