In this essay, Reed talks about some of the authors he holds close, and why.

I have my favorites, authors in the genre whose books I look forward to with great anticipation because I know their work will transport me. You will know their names: Daniel Woodrell, Megan Abbott, Philip Kerr, Don Winslow, Ken Bruen, SJ Rozan, Dennis Lehane. The list is longer, but not very much longer.

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