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Denis Johnson (II) (1949–2017)


Denis Johnson, the acclaimed novelist, short story writer, poet and playwright, was born in Munich in the Federal Republic of Germany in 1949 and raised in Tokyo, Manila, and Washington, D.C., the son of a U.S. State Department employee. A chronicler of substance abusers living at the margins of society, Johnson himself began abusing alcohol at ... See full bio »

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(age 67) in Gualala, California, USA

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Hit Me Writer
(1996)
The Prom Writer
(1992)
(2021)
Jesus' Son Writer
(1999)

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 2021 The Stars at Noon (Novel) (announced)
 2005 Two Men (Short)
 1999 Jesus' Son (book)
 1996 Hit Me (screenplay by)
 1992 The Prom
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 1999 Jesus' Son
Terrance Weber
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 1999 Jesus' Son (music consultant)
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Other Works:

Novel: "Tree of Smoke". NOTE: Won a National Book Award. See more »

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Won a National Book Award in 2007 for his novel "Tree of Smoke".

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Cancer

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