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"They drink a lotta beer, do a lotta riding around; I drink a lotta beer, do a lotta riding around." -- Larry Brown
For other people of the same name, see Larry Brown .


Larry Brown (July 9, 1951–November 24, 2004) was an American writer who was born and lived in Oxford, Mississippi. Brown wrote fiction and nonfiction. He graduated from high school in Oxford but did not go to college. Many years later, he took a creative writing class from the Mississippi novelist Ellen Douglas. Brown served in the United States Marine Corps from 1970 to 1972. On his return to Oxford, he worked at a small stove company before joining the city fire department.

An avid reader, Brown began writing in his spare time while he worked as a firefighter (at City Station No.1 on North Lamar Blvd.) in Oxford in 1980. The nonfiction book On Fire describes how Brown, having trouble with sleeping at the fire station, would stay up to read and write while the other firefighters slept. His duties as a firefighter included answering fire alarms at Rowan Oak...the home of William Faulkner, now a museum...and the University of Mississippi campus. By his own account, Brown wrote five unpublished novels, including one that he always used as an example to younger writers about a man-eating bear loose in Yellowstone Park, and hundreds of short stories before he began to publish. His first published work was a short story that appeared in the June 1982 issue of biker magazine Easyriders. His first books were two collections of short stories: Facing the Music (1988) and Big Bad Love (1990). After 1990, Brown turned to writing full time and increasingly turned to the novel as his primary form. Brown's novels include Dirty Work (1989), Father and Son (1996), Joe (1991), Fay (2000), and The Rabbit Factory (2003).

In March 2007, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill published Brown's unfinished novel A Miracle of Catfish. Although Brown died before finishing the book, the final page of the published version includes his notes about how he wanted the novel to end. The novel also includes a lengthy introduction by Brown's editor, Shannon Ravenel, discussing her work on the project and her work with Brown over the years. Except for the novel The Rabbit Factory, all of Brown's books were published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, a division of Workman Publishing. The paperback editions of Brown's early works were published by Vintage Books, a division of Random House, although other paperback houses picked up his later works.

Brown's nonfiction includes On Fire (1995), on the subject of his 17 years (1973-1990) as a firefighter, and Billy Ray's Farm (2001).

Brown was awarded the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award for fiction. Brown was the first two-time winner of the Southern Book Award for Fiction, which he won in 1992 for his novel, Joe and again in 1997 for his novel Father and Son. In 1998, he received a Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Award, which granted him $35,000 per year for three years to write. In 2000, the State of Mississippi granted him a Governor's Award For Excellence in the Arts.

For one semester, Brown taught as a writer-in-residence in the creative writing program at the University of Mississippi, temporarily taking over the position held by his friend Barry Hannah. He later served as visiting writer at the University of Montana in Missoula. He taught briefly at other colleges throughout the United States. He has been compared to other Southern writers, including Cormac McCarthy, William Faulkner and Harry Crews. In interviews, Brown cited these authors, along with Flannery O'Connor, Raymond Carver and Charles Bukowski, as influences. He also cited contemporary music as an influence, and his tastes were broad. He appeared with the Texas alt-rock band fronted by Alejandro Escovedo, a good friend of his, and he cited the lyrics of Leonard Cohen as an influence. He also had friends in the film industry, including Billy Bob Thornton.

A film based on Big Bad Love starring Debra Winger and Arliss Howard was released in 2001. The majority of the film was shot in neighboring Marshall County and Holly Springs, to the north of Oxford. Independent filmmaker Gary Hawkins directed a documentary of Brown's life and works in The Rough South of Larry Brown (2002).

Brown died of an apparent heart attack at his home in the Yocona community, near Oxford, in November 2004.

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Total Books: 81
Chemistry for Engineering Students
2014 - Chemistry for Engineering Students (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781285199023
ISBN-10: 1285199022
Genres: Reference, Science & Math
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Political Logic Defeating Conservative Theories of Rationality
2011 - Political Logic Defeating Conservative Theories of Rationality (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781936085330
ISBN-10: 193608533X
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
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Student Solutions Manual with Study Guide for Brown/Holme's Chemistry for Engineering Students 2nd
2010 - Student Solutions Manual with Study Guide for Brown/holme's Chemistry for Engineering Students 2nd (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781439049815
ISBN-10: 1439049815
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Novantadue giorni
2010 - Novantadue Giorni (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788862611602
ISBN-10: 8862611609
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HELP MY MONEY KEEPS RUNNING AWAY
2008 - Help My Money Keeps Running Away (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780595438075
ISBN-10: 0595438075
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L'usine  lapins
2008 - L'usine Lapins [French edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070358274
ISBN-10: 2070358275
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Refloating the Green River Merchant Marine
2008 - Refloating the Green River Merchant Marine (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781596636651
ISBN-10: 1596636653
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Core Servlets and Javaserver Pages Advanced Technologies Vol 2
2007 - Core Servlets and Javaserver Pages Advanced Technologies Vol 2 [2nd Edition - Core Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780131482609
ISBN-10: 0131482602
Genres: Computers & Technology, Reference
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THE OFFICIAL SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS MANUAL
2007 - The Official Small Business Owners Manual (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781430326601
ISBN-10: 1430326603
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Dirty Work
2007 - Dirty Work (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781565125636
ISBN-10: 1565125630
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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A Miracle of Catfish
2007 - A Miracle of Catfish (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781565125360
ISBN-10: 1565125363
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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The Rabbit Factory
2004 - The Rabbit Factory (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780743245241
ISBN-10: 0743245245
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.1/5 Stars.
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Core Servlets und Java Server Pages
2004 - Core Servlets Und Java Server Pages (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783827266453
ISBN-10: 3827266459
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America's Most Charming Towns  Villages  5th Edition
2003 - America's Most Charming Towns VIllages 5th Edition [Open Road Travel Guides Americas Most Charming Towns and Villages] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781593600068
ISBN-10: 1593600062
Genre: Travel
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Joe
2003 - Joe (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781565124134
ISBN-10: 1565124138
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Core Servlets and JavaServer Pages Vol 1 Core Technologies Second Edition
2003 - Core Servlets and Javaserver Pages Vol 1 Core Technologies Second Edition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780130092298
ISBN-10: 0130092290
Genre: Computers & Technology
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The Rabbit Factory
2003 - The Rabbit Factory (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780743245234
ISBN-10: 0743245237
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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The Rabbit Factory A Novel
2003 - The Rabbit Factory a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780743250047
ISBN-10: 0743250044
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Rabbit Factory
2003 - The Rabbit Factory (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781402546532
ISBN-10: 140254653X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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A Pheasant Hunter's Notebook Revised Second Edition
2003 - A Pheasant Hunter's Notebook Revised Second Edition (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780892726080
ISBN-10: 0892726083
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Outdoors & Nature
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92 jours
2003 - 92 Jours (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070428649
ISBN-10: 2070428648
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2002 - Fay (Paperback)
2001 - Core Web Programming [2nd Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2001 - Core Web Programming [Sun Microsystems Press] (Other)Paperback
1998 - Wingshooter's Guide to Iowa Upland Birds and Waterfowl [Wilderness Adventures Wingshooting Guidebook] (Paperback)
1989 - Facing the Music Stories [The Bright Leaf Short Fiction Series, 6] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
Father Son [Niagara Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
Reflection Seismology a Global Perspective [Geodynamics Series Volume 13] (Hardcover)
America's Most Charming Towns VIllages Your Passport to Great Travel [Open Road's America's Most Charming Towns & Villages] (Paperback)