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Novelist DON WINSLOW is a 1975 graduate of the University of Nebraska and former long-time Lincoln resident. While at UNL, he first majored in journalism and later in African history. He later worked as a researcher at the University of Capetown and as a freelance reporter. His other jobs include directing a theater companu, herding cattle, mending fence, and delivering salad dressing. He later earned an MA in military history and worked as a private investigator as well as a forensic anthropologist on arson and fraud cases. A hockey fan and trout fisherman, he lives with his wife Jean, who is from Oakland, Nebraska, and son Thomas in Dana Point, CA and Riverton, CT. His novels include The Death and Life of Bobby Z (a Newsweek Summer Reading Pick), California Fire and Life, The Winter of Frankie Machine, and The Power of the Dog (Knopf, 2005). His latest novel is Savages (Simon & Schuster, 2010).

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