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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Hell at the Breech (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Smonk (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tilted World (With: Beth Ann Fennelly) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Poachers (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Stories from the Blue Moon Cafe Books

Stories from the Blue Moon Cafe III (By:) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories from the Blue Moon Cafe III: Anthology of Southern Writers (By:Tim Gautreaux,William Gay,,Daniel Wallace,,,Bret Anthony Johnston,Jack Kerley,,,,,Rick Bragg,,Jonathan Odell) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology series. The author will have written at least one story in this series.

Publication Order of Akashic Noir Books

San Francisco Noir (By:Peter Maravelis,David Henry Sterry) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bronx Noir (By:S J Rozan) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brooklyn Noir (By:Tim McLoughlin) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chicago Noir (By:Neal Pollack) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wall Street Noir (By:Peter Spiegelman) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Havana Noir (By:Achy Obejas) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
D.C. Noir 2 (By:George Pelecanos) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Queens Noir (By:Megan Abbott,Alan Gordon,K.J.A. Wishnia,,Jill Eisenstadt) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Las Vegas Noir (By:Jarret Keene) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trinidad Noir (By:Elizabeth Nunez) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Istanbul Noir (By:Tarkan Barlas) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paris Noir (By:Aurélien Masson) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
San Francisco Noir 2 (By:Peter Maravelis) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Portland Noir (By:Monica Drake) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Delhi Noir (By:Hirsh Sawhney,Irwin Allan Sealy) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mexico City Noir (By:Paco Ignacio Taibo II) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Indian Country Noir (By:Sarah Cortez) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moscow Noir (By:Irina Denezhkina) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Philadelphia Noir (By:Carlin Romano) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lone Star Noir (By:Joe R. Lansdale) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haiti Noir (By:Edwidge Danticat) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Barcelona Noir (By:Achy Obejas) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Venice Noir (By:Michael Gregorio) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
St. Petersburg Noir (By:Pavel Krusanov) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kansas City Noir (By:Steve Paul,Kevin Prufer) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boston Noir 2 (By:Jaime Clarke) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Staten Island Noir (By:Bill Loehfelm) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New York City Noir: The Five Borough Set (By:S J Rozan) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
USA Noir (By:Megan Abbott) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haiti Noir 2 (By:Edwidge Danticat) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Helsinki Noir (By:James Thompson) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prison Noir (By:Joyce Carol Oates) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tel Aviv Noir (By:Assaf Gavron) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chicago Noir: The Classics (By:Joe Meno) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zagreb Noir (By:Nada Gašić) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Buffalo Noir (By:Kim Chinquee) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marseille Noir (By:Salim Hatubou) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beirut Noir (By:Abbas Beydoun) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stockholm Noir (By:Nathan Larson) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rio Noir (By:Tony Bellotto) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brussels Noir (By:Sara Doke) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
St. Louis Noir (By:Scott Phillips) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prague Noir (By:Martin Goffa,Pavel Mandys) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
San Juan Noir (By:Mayra Santos-Febres) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oakland Noir (By:JerryThompson) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Montana Noir (By:James Grady) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Buenos Aires Noir (By:Ernesto Mallo) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
São Paulo Noir (By:Tony Bellotto) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hong Kong Noir (By:Susan Blumberg- Kason) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Houston Noir (By:Gwendolyn Zepeda) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Milwaukee Noir (By:Reed Farrel Coleman) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nairobi Noir (By:Peter Kimani) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alabama Noir (With: Carolyn Haines,Ace Atkins,Winston Groom,,,Michelle Richmond) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tampa Bay Noir (By:Ace Atkins) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Addis Ababa Noir (By:Maaza Mengiste) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Belgrade Noir (By:Vesna Goldsworthy) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Accra Noir (By:Nana Brew-Hammond) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paris Noir: The Suburbs (By:Cloé Mehdi) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Mobile Bay Tales(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Mystery Stories 1999(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories from the Blue Moon Café(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories from the Blue Moon Cafe II(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Alumni Grill II(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories from the Blue Moon Cafe V(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Delta Blues(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Don't Quit Your Day Job: Acclaimed Authors and the Day Jobs They Quit(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Mystery Stories 2011(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Under the Oaks(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mississippi Noir(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Mystery Stories 2016(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Thomas Gerald Franklin, commonly known as Tom Franklin, is a renowned American crime fiction writer from Alabama. Tom Franklin was born on July 7, 1963, in a small town known as Dickinson in southern Alabama. The population of this town is comprised of half-black and half-white. While he was young, Tom Franklin attended Dickinson Baptist church for a short time. Franklin grew up in a family of the hunter, but he was non-hunter. From his childhood, Franklin loved writing, reading, and drawing. In fact, he became the first member of his family to get a decent education.

In 1981, Franklin moved to Mobile, Alabama with his family where his father opened a mechanic shop there. Later, he attended the University of South Alabama for undergraduate education where he earned a BA in English. While in the university, Franklin got bad grades that prompted his father to stop paying fees for him. From then, he worked various places on the night to raise fees for his education. He was employed as a machine operator at a sandblasting grit plant. Also, Franklin worked at a chemical plant as a construction inspector. Surprisingly, he even secured a job in the morgue as a clerk. Furthermore, Franklin spent some years working at a chemical plant where he was employed to clean hazardous waste.

Although he worked on tough jobs, Franklin managed to pay tuition fees and discovered his creative writing talent. In his late twenties, he finished BA and started his MA. He then started tutoring and the university’s writing lab. After then he got a teaching job at Selma university- an all-black Baptist college. He was neither Baptist nor Baptist and he the only white student on the campus. Then he taught six classes in a semester. After then, he finished his comprehensive exams for his MA exams including the thesis which featured a short story collection. Also, he worked on his foreign proficiency exam. In 1988, Tom Franklin graduated from the university and earned an MA in fiction.

He started publishing few short stories in which he was awarded a prize in Playboy College Fiction Contest in 1991. This prompted to pursue a career in writing. He applied for several MFA programs where he became lucky to join the University of Arkansas. At the university, he met his wife, Ann Fennelly who is a poet. They got married after completion of their four-year program. Around the same time, he sold his first two books, the Idea Hell at the Breech and the Poachers, to William Morrow. In the first year of their marriage, they lived apart. He decided to move to Galesburg, Illinois where her wife was teaching a Knox college. That year, he won the Philip Roth Residency at Bucknell University at Lewisburg in Pennsylvania. He only stayed there for one semester before moving to Knox College where he became a visiting Writing-in-Residence.

In 2000, Franklin went to Oxford Mississippi where he became the John and Renee Grisham Writer-in-Residence. There he taught fiction writing a course to both graduate and undergraduate students for two semesters. Franklin and his wife maintained a house in Oxford where she was a member of English Department. In 2001, Franklin won a Guggenheim Fellowship and started teaching at Sewanee for the academic year 2002-2003.

As a writer, Franklin has become very successful. His essays and short stories have been published in many magazines including Nebraska Review, Brightleaf, The Chattahoochee, The Texas Review, Smoke Magazine, and Quarterly West, and much other. Moreover, his writing has been published in anthologies such as The year’s Best, New Stories from the South, Best American Mystery Stories and Best Mystery stories of the century.

To date, Franklin has published four novels. In 1999, The William Morrow published his first novel, Poachers. This is a collection of short stories that were set in Alabama. This novel received Edgar Allan Poe Award as the Best Mystery story. The Poachers is set to be translated to British, Japanese, French, and German Versions. Another book is Hell at The Breech, which was published in 2003. The story was published by Harper Collins and is set in Alabama in Clarke County. This story talks about the feud that occurred in 1899.

In 2006, he published his third novel called Smonk. This is a tale about a rapist who terrorized Alabama. This rapist murdered his victims for many years but was later apprehended in 1911. In 2010, Tom Franklin published a novel known as the Crooked Letter. This novel won the crime Writer’s Association Gold Dagger Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. In 2013, Tom Franklin co-authored the novel entitled The Titled World with his wife.

Together with wife, Tom Franklin now has three children. Fennelly, who is a poet, published her first book in 2001. This book, known as Open House, received the Kenyon Review Prize in 2001. In fact, this is the most prestigious award any author could receive. Moreover, Franklin’s wife also received the Texas Review Poetry chapbook Competition in 1997. Franklin’s wife who was an assistant professor of English at the Knox College in Illinois is now at the University of Mississippi. There she works as poetry and literary studies professor.

On the other hand, Tom Franklin is currently teaching as an associate Professor of Fiction at the University of Mississippi. He is currently teaching under MFA program. He and his wife now teach the MFA program at the University of Mississippi.

When it comes to Awards, Tom Franklin has been honored many times. On top of the Edgar Allan Poe award, Tom Franklin has been honored won many other awards. In 1998, Franklin was awarded in the Writers at Work Literary Non-fiction contest. In the same year, he was awarded the Arkansas Arts Council Grant for the Short Story. Franklin also received the 2001 Guggenheim Fellowship Award. Moreover, he received the John and Renee Grisham Writer-in-Residence for 2001-2002 Academic year.

In conclusion, Tom Franklin is an outstanding American fiction writer who has touched the lives of many people. In fact, many readers across the globe love the way in which Franklin narrate the stories in the novel. Moreover, Franklin’s wife has played a crucial role in the success of his fiction writing career.

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