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Larry Watson

Montana 1948

Background

  • Born in Rugby, a small town in northeastern North Dakota.
  • Educated at the University of North Dakota (M.A.) and the University of Utah (Ph.D.).
  • Father and grandfather, sheriffs of Rugby.

Career

  • Teaches at University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point (http://www.uwsp.edu/)
  • First novel, In a Dark Time, a mystery novel written as his doctoral thesis.
  • Several awards for Montana 1948, including Best Regional Fiction 1994.
  • Justice, a prequel to Montana 1948. White Crosses, also set in Bentrock, MT.

Major Writings

In a Dark Time (1980)
Montana 1948 (1993)
Justice (1996)
White Crosses (1997)

Critical Sources and Reviews

  • Interview in Publisher's Weekly, January 23, 1995.
  • Brief discussion of novel in context of contemporary Montana writing, available online in Reading Matters.
  • For a review of the prequel Justice, see The New York Times, January 29, 1995 ("Bentrock Previsited" by Ellen Akins), [book archive search: "Larry Watson"]

Study Guide

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