by Tom Franklin
“Being smart is not the best attribute for a writer”: Tom Franklin and M.O. Walsh discuss writerly professionalism, Southern fiction, and the difficulties of writing a second book.
Tom Franklin is the New York Times bestselling author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Crime Writers’ Association’s Gold Dagger Award. His previous works include Poachers, Hell at the Breech, and Smonk. He teaches in the University of Mississippi’s MFA program.