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Award Winning Books by
DENIS JOHNSON

The Laughing Monsters by Denis Johnson
109 reviews (2014) (240p) (Amazon Top100) (NYT100) (Amazon Top10Lit) (Time Top10) (TIME) (Amazon)
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Train Dreams by Denis Johnson
152 reviews (2011) (128p) (PW Fiction) (NYT100) (Econ) (New Yorker) (NPR) (PP)
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Denis Johnson’s Train Dreams is an epic in miniature, one of his most evocative and poignant fictions.

Robert Grainer is a day laborer in the American West at the start of the twentieth century—an ordinary man in extraordinary times. Buffeted by the loss of his family, Grainer struggles to make sense of this s...
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Tree of Smoke: A Novel by Denis Johnson
201 reviews (2007) (624p) (PP) (NBA) (NYTimes) (TIME) (Amazon)
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Once upon a time there was a war . . . and a young American who thought of himself as the Quiet American and the Ugly American, and who wished to be neither, who wanted instead to be the Wise American, or the Good American, but who eventually came to witness himself as the Real American and finally as simply the Fucking American. That?s me.

This is the story o...
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The Name of The World by Denis Johnson
36 reviews (2000) (144p) (PF)
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The acclaimed author of Jesus' Son and Already Dead returns with a beautiful, haunting, and darkly comic novel. The Name of the World is a mesmerizing portrait of a professor at a Midwestern university who has been patient in his grief after an accident takes the lives of his wife and child and has permitted that grief to enlarge him.

Michael Reed is living a posthumo...
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JESUS' SON: Stories by Denis Johnson
104 reviews (1993) (176p) (NYTimes)
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 An intense collection of interconnected stories that portray life through the eyes of a young man in a small Iowa town, by the author of Already Dead: A California Gothic, Angels and Resuscitation of a Hanged Man....
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Denis Johnson Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 4  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 3  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 0  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 2 Tree of Smoke: A Novel · Train Dreams ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 0  
National Book Award Wins 1 Tree of Smoke: A Novel ·  
National Book Award Nominations 1 Tree of Smoke: A Novel ·  
Man Booker Prize Wins 0  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 1 The Name of The World ·  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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