Chris Offutt

About

Chris Offutt is the author of the short-story collections Kentucky Straight and Out of the Woods , the novel The Good Brother , and three memoirs: The Same River Twice , No Heroes , and My Father, the Pornographer. His work has appeared in Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays , among many other places. He has written screenplays for Weeds , True Blood , and Treme , and has received fellowships from the Lannan and Guggenheim foundations.

 

Autobiography for Quais du Polar

As a kid and young man, I engaged in petty crime and knew many criminals. My family includes members of the police. I had insight into both sides. As a result, I believe the world is not good or bad, legal or illegal. It all overlaps. Laws are made by rich people who prefer not to follow them.

 

Favorite “noir”

livre : Death’s dark Abyss, Massimo Carlotto

filmChinatown, Roman Polanski

auteur : Raymond Chandler, James Crumley, Dominic Stansberry