Five of Daniel Woodrell's eight published novels were selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Tomato Red won the PEN West Award for the Novel in 1999, and The Death of Sweet Mister received the 2011 Clifton Fadiman Medal. Woodrell lives in the Ozarks near the Arkansas line with his wife, Katie Estill.
"He's chipped an impression of the Ozarks and its people in stone that will endure time....Let these stories be your Bible." Chris Talbott, "Associated Press"" "An intense volume of fury and blood in the Ozarks, The Outlaw Album crystallizes Woodrell's slicing wit and unflinching confrontation with criminality and tragedy." Donna Seaman, "Kansas City Star"" "Ozark writer Daniel Woodrell's first collection of short stories, The Outlaw Album is a stunner. Woodrell has the rare ability to tell compelling stories rooted in familiar soil that are simultaneously simple and complex, local and universal, funny and tragic." "St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "Best Books of 2011"""