Tag Archives: Robert Olen Butler

Tabloid Dreams

“Genius . . . Turning the lurid third-person titles of his stories into direct testimony from the principles, Mr. Butler often transforms the material’s…

The Star of Istanbul

“The Star of Istanbul has it all: history galore, exotic foreign settings, a world-weary yet engaging protagonist, villains in abundance and a romance worthy…

A Small Hotel

“A sleek, erotic, and suspenseful drama . . . Butler executes a plot twist of profound proportions in this gorgeously controlled, unnerving, and beautifully…

Perfume River

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain comes a powerful novel about the way the Vietnam War divided…

Mr. Spaceman

“A novel of surprising poignance . . . Amusingly quirky . . . [Portrays] a human world that’s both in thrall to a tabloid…

The Hot Country

From the Pulitzer Prize and National Magazine Award–winning Robert Olen Butler comes his first crime novel, a sweeping saga of espionage, suspense, action, and…

Hell

The Pulitzer Prize winner delivers a deliciously witty new novel of good, evil, and free will, set in a Hell populated by figures from…

Had a Good Time

“All of these stories are told in the first person, but Butler rarely settles for impressing us with his range of vocal effects. He…

From Where You Dream

“Butler shares his insights into—and passion for—the creation and experience of fiction with total openness, and seriously aspiring writers should receive this text/manifesto in…