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Mark Childress (born 1957, Monroeville, Alabama) is an American novelist. He has written A World Made of Fire, V for Victor, Tender, Crazy in Alabama, Gone for Good, andOne Mississippi.

Childress grew up in Ohio, Indiana, Mississippi, and Louisiana. After graduation from The University of Alabama, where Childress was a member of the Mallet Assembly, in 1978, Childress was a reporter for The Birmingham News, Features Editor of Southern Living magazine, and Regional Editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Childress is the author of six novels:
  • A World Made of Fire (Knopf, 1984)
  • V For Victor (Knopf, 1988)
  • Tender (Harmony, 1990)
  • Crazy in Alabama (Putnam, 1993)
  • Gone for Good (Knopf, 1998)
  • One Mississippi (July 2006, Little, Brown).
His articles and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Saturday Review, Chicago Tribune,The Philadelphia Inquirer, Travel and Leisure, and other national and international publications.

Tender, a Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club selection, was named to several Ten Best of 1990 lists, and appeared on many national bestseller lists. Crazy in Alabama, a featured selection of the Literary Guild, has been published in the U.S., Great Britain, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Russia, Holland, Denmark, and Poland, and appeared on many bestseller lists and Ten Best of 1993 lists. Crazy was named The (London) Spectator’s “Book of the Year” for 1993 and a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year,” and was on the Der Spiegel bestseller list in Germany for 10 months.

"One Mississippi" was a summer reading selection of Good Morning America, O: The Oprah Magazine, People magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and the Wall Street Journal, and was nominated for the Southeastern Independent Booksellers Association's "Book of the Year" award. Stephen King named it as #3 on his list of the "Ten Best Books of 2006" in Entertainment Weekly.

Childress has received the Thomas Wolfe Award, The University of Alabama’s Distinguished Alumni Award, and the Alabama Library Association’s Writer of the Year.

He has also written three picture books for children, Joshua and Bigtooth (1992), Joshua and the Big Bad Blue Crabs (1996) (both from Little, Brown), and Henry Bobbity Is Missing And It Is All Billy Bobbity’s Fault (Crane Hill Publishers, 1996).

He wrote the screenplay of the Columbia Pictures film Crazy in Alabama, directed by Antonio Banderas, and starring Melanie Griffith, an official selection of the Venice and San Sebastian film festivals in 1999.

Childress is now working on his seventh novel. He lives in New York City and Dallas.
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Total Books: 60
Looking for Harper Lee
2013 - Looking for Harper Lee (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781492883678
ISBN-10: 1492883670
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

V for Victor
2012 - V for VIctor (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781478147527
ISBN-10: 1478147520
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Georgia Bottoms
2012 - Georgia Bottoms (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780316033039
ISBN-10: 0316033030
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

Haben Sie das von Georgia gehrt
2011 - Haben Sie Das Von Georgia Gehrt (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783442312153
ISBN-10: 3442312159

Georgia Bottoms
2011 - Georgia Bottoms (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780316033046
ISBN-10: 0316033049
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

A World Made of Fire
2008 - A World Made of Fire (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781419655937
ISBN-10: 1419655930
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.

One Mississippi
2007 - One Mississippi (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780316012126
ISBN-10: 0316012122
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

Abgebrannt in Mississippi
2006 - Abgebrannt in Mississippi (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783442301140
ISBN-10: 3442301149

One Mississippi
2006 - One Mississippi (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780316012119
ISBN-10: 0316012114
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

Groe Abenteuer
2001 - Groe Abenteuer (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783442423095
ISBN-10: 3442423090

Crazy in Alabama
2001 - Crazy in Alabama (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780613171564
ISBN-10: 061317156X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Heartbreak Hotel
2001 - Heartbreak Hotel (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783442448845
ISBN-10: 3442448840

Der Bruchpilot
2000 - Der Bruchpilot (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783442446902
ISBN-10: 3442446902

Crazy in Alabama
1999 - Crazy in Alabama (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780345432476
ISBN-10: 0345432479
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

The Ballantine Reader's Circle Reader
1999 - The Ballantine Reader's Circle Reader (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780345435446
ISBN-10: 0345435443
Genre: Literature & Fiction

La tte dans le carton  chapeaux
1998 - La Tte Dans Le Carton Chapeaux (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782266072878
ISBN-10: 2266072870

Bienvenue au paradis
1998 - Bienvenue Au Paradis (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782221085783
ISBN-10: 2221085787

Gone for Good
1998 - Gone for Good (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780375400216
ISBN-10: 0375400214
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

1998 - Tender (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345419033
ISBN-10: 0345419030
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

World Made of Fire
1998 - World Made of Fire (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345419040
ISBN-10: 0345419049
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.