John Crowley is the author of a dozen novels and works of fiction, among them Little, Big and the Aegypt Cycle, and, most recently, Four Freedoms. He is a three-time winner of the World Fantasy Award and a winner of the Award in Literature of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Crowley teaches creative writing at Yale University. His reviews and critical essays have appeared in the Boston Review, The Yale Review, and The Washington Post.
Stactons historical recreation of John Wilkes Booths plot to assassinate Lincoln, its execution, and its aftermath (including the trials of the conspirators, Mary Surratt among them) is among the finest books ever written about the Civil War. David Stacton is an original, finely pitched voice in American fiction. —Larry McMurtry
The author of A High Wind in Jamaica is at his best on the high seas, where man’s furious nature is matched—perhaps outpaced—by the intensity of the natural world. “A small masterpiece of lyric terror about a cargo ship that runs into a hurricane, but also about the rest of life.” —Simon Schama