Chris Offutt

Chris Offutt is an award-winning author and screenwriter. He worked on the HBO drama True Blood and the Showtime series Weeds. His books include Kentucky StraightThe Same River Twice, The Good BrotherOut of the Woods, and No Heroes: A Memoir of Coming Home. His work has appeared in The Best American Essays, The Best American Short Stories, and many other anthologies. He lives near Oxford, Mississippi.

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My Father, the Pornographer

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Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. I was surprised.

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. If you can't marry rich, marry a friend.

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. Graham Greene. Robert Stone. Jean Rhys. Flannery O'Connor.

Q. What was/is your favorite job?

A. Dishwasher--short shrift, quickly fulfilling, free food, no stress.

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