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Les Edgerton

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Les Edgerton is an American author known for his pulp novel The Rapist.[1][2][3]


Edgerton is a former soldier and former convict.[3]

His 2017 fiction novel The Rapist has been described as telling a disturbing story of guilt from the perspective of the perpetrator of crime.[1][4]

Awards and recognition[edit]

One of Edgerton's screenplays was a semifinalist for the Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Program, a finalist in the Austin Film Festival Heart of Film Screenplay Competition, and a finalist in the Writer's Guild's "Best American Screenplays" Competition. His short fiction has appeared in Houghton Mifflin's Best American Mysteries of 2001, The South Carolina Review, Kansas Quarterly, Arkansas Review, North Atlantic Review, "High Plains Literary Review", Chiron Review, and Murdaland. His thriller, "The Bitch" was nominated for Best Thriller of 2011 by Spinetingler Magazine (Legends category).


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  • Hooked: Write Fiction That Grabs Readers at Page One and Never Lets Them Go, Writer's Digest Books, 2007, ISBN 978-1-58297-514-6 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.
  • Finding Your Voice: How to Put Personality into Your Writing, Writer's Digest Books, 2003, ISBN 978-1-58297-173-5 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.
  • Surviving Little League: For Players, Parents, and Coaches, Taylor Trade Publishing, 2004, ISBN 978-1-58979-067-4 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.
  • Monday's Meal: Stories, University of North Texas Press, 1997, ISBN 978-1-57441-026-6 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.
  • The Death of Tarpons, The University of North Texas Press, 1996, ISBN 978-1-57441-011-2 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.
  • Perfect Game USA, McFarland Publishing, 2008.
  • The Perfect Crime, StoneGate Ink, 2011
  • Just Like That, StoneGate Ink, 2011
  • Gumbo Ya-Ya, Story Collection, Snubnose Press, 2011
  • The Bitch, Bare Knuckles Press, 2011
  • Mirror, Mirror, YA, StoneGate Ink, 2012
  • Three books on business/hairstyling from Thomson Publishing.
  • The Rapist, New Pulp Press, 2013.

See also[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Wangner, Hans Jörg (19 April 2017). "Wahre Kälte" (in Deutsch). Stuttgarter Zeitung. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  2. Schröder, Christian (6 March 2017). "Roman "Der Vergewaltiger" Manifest aus der Todeszelle" (in Deutsch). Der Tagesspiegel. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Merkel, Andreas (7 June 2017). "My Life as a Russian Novel" (in Deutsch). Der Freitag. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
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