Pete Dexter began writing fiction after a life-changing 1981 incident in which a mob of locals armed with baseball bats beat him severely. The perpetrators were upset by a recent column about a murder involving drug deal-gone-wrong. The brother of the homicide victim was a bartender at a local bar in the Schuylkill neighborhood. Dexter went to ...
Pete Dexter (* 22. Juli 1943 in Pontiac, Michigan) ist ein US -amerikanischer Romancier und Drehbuchautor. Er wurde 1988 für den Roman Paris Trout mit dem National Book Award ausgezeichnet.
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Peter "Pete" Dexter (Pontiac, 22 luglio 1943) è uno scrittore, giornalista e sceneggiatore statunitense, vincitore del National Book Award per la narrativa nel 1988 grazie al suo romanzo Il cuore nero di Paris Trout.
Pete Dexter, né le 22 juillet 1943 à Pontiac dans le Michigan, est un écrivain, journaliste et scénariste américain. Il a reçu le National Book Award en 1988 pour son livre Paris Trout (Cotton Point en France).
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Paris Trout is a 1988 American novel written by Pete Dexter. It was the winner of the National Book Award for Fiction. The novel was adapted into a film of the same name.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Paperboy is a 1995 novel published by American author Pete Dexter.
God's Pocket is a 2014 American drama film directed by John Slattery, his feature film directorial debut. Slattery co-wrote the screenplay with Alex Metcalf, based on the 1983 novel of the same name by Pete Dexter. The film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Turturro, Christina Hendricks, and Richard Jenkins.
The Paperboy is a 2012 American crime drama film co-written and directed by Lee Daniels and based on Pete Dexter's 1995 novel of the same name. The novel was inspired by a true story. It follows Miami reporter Ward Jansen who returns to his hometown in Florida to investigate a racial murder case involving a death row inmate.
Pete Dexter is the author of the National Book Award-winning novel Paris Trout and five other novels: God's Pocket, Deadwood, Brotherly Love, The Paperboy, and Train. He has been a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and the Sacramento Bee, and has contributed to many magazines, including Esquire, Sports Illustrated, and Playboy.