Biography

Denis Johnson

Denis Johnson is the author of five novels, a collection of poetry, and one book of reportage. He is the recipient of a Lannan Fellowship and a Whiting Writer’s Award, among many other honors for his work. He lives in Northern Idaho.

Denis Johnson

Books by Denis Johnson

by Denis Johnson - Espionage, Fiction, Literary, Thriller

After ten years’ absence, Roland Nair returns to Freetown, Sierra Leone, to reunite with his friend Michael Adriko. Adriko is an African who styles himself a soldier of fortune, newly engaged to a college girl named Davidia from Colorado. Together the three set out to visit Adriko’s clan in the Uganda-Congo borderland—but each of these travelers is keeping secrets from the others. Their journey through a land abandoned by the future leads Adriko, Nair, and Davidia to meet themselves not in a new light, but rather in a new darkness.

by Denis Johnson - Fiction

Robert Grainer is a day laborer in the American West at the start of the 20th century --- an ordinary man in extraordinary times. Buffeted by the loss of his family, Grainer struggles to make sense of this strange new world.

by Denis Johnson - Literary Fiction

An intense collection of interconnected stories that portray life through the eyes of a young man in a small Iowa town, by the author of Already Dead: A California Gothic, Angels and Resuscitation of a Hanged Man.