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John Dufresne

John Dufresne is the author of seven books, including the New York Times Notable Books Love Warps the Mind a Little and Louisiana Power & Light. He teaches in the Creative Writing Department at Florida International University and lives in Dania Beach.

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Books by John Dufresne

  1. Book CoverDeep in the Shade of Paradise: A Novel


    A favorite novel by “a generous and lyric storyteller” (San Francisco Chronicle) known for his tragicomic voice and unforgettable characters.More

  2. Book CoverIs Life Like This?: A Guide to Writing Your First Novel in Six Months


    "Belongs on the shelf alongside John Gardner's The Art of Fiction and E. M. Forster's Aspects of the Novel."—Steve YarbroughMore

  3. Book CoverJohnny Too Bad: Stories


    A collection by "a generous and lyric storyteller" (San Francisco Chronicle) known for his tragicomic voice and his unforgettable and lively characters.More

  4. Book CoverThe Lie That Tells a Truth: A Guide to Writing Fiction


    "This is the most practical, hard-nosed, generous, direct, and useful guide to writing fiction."—Brad WatsonMore

  5. Book CoverLouisiana Power & Light


    A favorite novel by “a generous and lyric storyteller” (San Francisco Chronicle) known for his tragicomic voice and unforgettable characters.More

  6. Book CoverLove Warps the Mind a Little: A Novel


    Reissue of a favorite novel by “a generous and lyric storyteller” (San Francisco Chronicle) known for his tragicomic voice and unforgettable characters.More

  7. Book CoverNo Regrets, Coyote: A Novel


    “A very cool ride. If Raymond Chandler was reincarnated as a novelist in South Florida, he couldn’t nail it any better than Dufresne.”—Carl HiaasenMore

  8. Book CoverRequiem, Mass.: A Novel


    “Dufresne’s incandescent novel makes it clear that just living to tell a tale can be enough.” —PeopleMore