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Author Frank Bill To Speak At Inklings Bookstore Jan. 19
Updated January 10, 2018 7:32 AM
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(BEDFORD) - Author Frank Bill will hold a reading and book signing at Inklings Bookstore in Bedford on Friday, Jan. 19th at 7 p.m.

Bill's first book, a collection of short stories entitled Crimes in Southern Indiana, was named a one of GQ's favorite books of 2011 as well as a Daily Beast best debut of 2011. A film of his first novel, Donnybrook, is currently in production.

His most recent work, The Savage, was released in the fall of 2017 and will be the subject of his reading at Inklings.

The early reviews of The Savage show that Bill has lived up to expectations as the novel takes a close look at a gritty world where the tough survive but only the toughest prevail.

Some praise for The Savage:
"With echoes of early Palahniuk, [The Savage] is part revenge thriller and part horror, while at heart it's about masculinity and fatherhood. An enjoyably blood-curling and unrelenting read with an even bleaker description of humanity's worse impulses than its predecessor, this is not for the faint of heart." - Booklist

"[Bill] has perfected his literary formula: a stylized and extraordinarily violent version of the Southern Indiana he knows." - Craig Fehrman, Indianapolis Monthly

"Frank Bill's prose is unmistakable in its ability to come off the page and grab you by the throat. The Savage is at once shattering and satisfying, a story forged from equal parts gravel and grace." - David Joy, author of The Weight Of This World

"Think Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale set to the tune of Hank Williams Jr.'s Country Boy Can Survive. Inventive, clever and so topical of today's American divisiveness, The Savage is set to become one of the year's most discussed books. As compulsive and chilling as Cormac McCarthy's The Road." - Ace Atkins, author of The Fallen

All three of Bill's books will be available for purchase at Inklings and Bill will be available for questions and conversation after the reading.

Inklings, a used bookstore that offers a variety of drinks and tens of thousands of used books of all genres, is located at 1020 16th Street in Bedford, one-half block past City Hall and one-half block before the courthouse square. Parking is available on the street and in the Bedford Federal Savings Bank lot across 16th Street from the store. Inklings also offers a friendly and comfortable place to hang out with friends or to sit and read or study.

Bill s published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. For more information, go to his author website at

Frank Bill's publicist, Brian Gittis, is available at
Brian Hawkins is available at

Frank Bill is available by contacting either of the above and requesting an interview.

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