Art Taylor

Art Taylor (Fiction) | Burke, VA

Booking Fee:

Negotiable

Will Travel:

Anywhere

Contact:

art_at_arttaylorwriter.com

Website:

http://www.arttaylorwriter.com

Art Taylor is the author of On the Road with Del & Louise: A Novel in Stories, winner of the Agatha Award for Best First Novel and a finalist for both the Anthony and the Macavity Award for Best First Novel. He is the editor of Murder Under the Oaks: Bouchercon Anthology 2015, a finalist for the Anthony Award for Best Anthology or Collection. He has also won two Agatha Awards, the Anthony Award, the Macavity Award, and three consecutive Derringer Awards for his short fiction. Stories have appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, in the Chesapeake Crime anthologies This Job Is Murder, Homicidal Holidays and Storm Warning, and in other journals and anthologies. He teaches at George Mason University and contributes frequently to the Washington Post, the Washington Independent Review of Books, and Mystery Scene. Review of Books, and Mystery Scene.

Books

On the Road with Del & Louise (Henery Press, 2015). Crime/Mystery. Fiction.

Blurbs, Press & Reviews

“If there’s a Raymond Carver of short crime fiction, Art Taylor would be him—but, you know, without the chain smoking and boozing.”
— Keith Rawson, LitReactor

“Warm yet unsentimental, down-to-earth and pragmatic without being cynical—Art Taylor’s characters, like his voice, are a breath of fresh air. Don’t miss the chance to go on the road with Del and Louise.”
—Donna Andrews, Agatha Award-winning author of the Meg Langslow Mysteries

“Art Taylor is expert at capturing small details that bring to life settings and scenes. He has a natural talent for storytelling, hooking readers from page one with his characters’ potential to do the unexpected. The compelling voice in which his stories about Del and Louise are told artfully creates reader sympathy for a couple who recurrently flirt with crime; it’s a voice that will remain in readers’ minds long after the book is closed.”
—Janet Hutchings, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine