Denis Johnson




Denis Hale Johnson (July 1, 1949 – May 24, 2017) was an American writer best known for his short story collection Jesus' Son (1992) and his novel Tree of Smoke (2007), which won the National Book Award for Fiction. He also wrote plays, poetry, journalism, and non-fiction.





The best books of all time by Denis Johnson

  1. 518 . Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson

    Collection of short stories from Denis Johnson

  2. 1538 . Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson

    Tree of Smoke is about a man named Skip Sands who joins the CIA in 1965, and begins working in Vietnam during the American involvement there. The time frame of the novel is from 1963 to 1970, with ...

  3. 1874 . The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories by Denis Johnson

    Twenty-five years after Jesus' Son, a haunting new collection of short stories on mortality and transcendence, from National Book Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Denis Johnson The...

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