Pete Dexter

Pete Dexter

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Spooner (Standalone) was the most recently released book by Pete Dexter, on January 1st, 2009.

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Pete Dexter Stats: The highest rated book by Pete Dexter on Book Notification is Deadwood, a Standalone novel. The second-highest rated book is Paris Trout, a Standalone novel.

The most read book by Pete Dexter on Book Notification is Deadwood, a Standalone novel. The second most read book is Paris Trout, a Standalone novel.

Below is a complete list of Pete Dexter books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series.

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

Pete Dexter: Biography

Dexter attended University of South Dakota where they received an Undergraduate Degree.

Pete Dexter is probably best known for their Standalone Novels. There are currently 7 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1983 with the novel God's Pocket. The most recently released novel was Spooner which was released in 2009. There are no upcoming standalone novels by Pete at this time.

Pete Dexter has also written one book in the Non-Fiction Books series called, Paper Trails.

Pete received an honorary Doctor of Letters and Literature from the University of South Dakota in 2010 after receiving his undergraduate degree in 1969.

Pete Dexter: Awards & Accolades

Dexter's books have won multiple awards, Paris Trout won the National Book Awards, Best Fiction, in 1988. The Paperboy won the PEN Center USA Award, Literary Award, in 1996. Train won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Best Fiction, in 2003.

Pete Dexter: TV/Movies Based on Books

John Slattery directed the 2014 film adaptation of Pete's book God's Pocket. Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Turturro, Christina Hendricks, and Richard Jenkins starred in the movie. After the film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival to mixed reviews, IFC Films purchased it for domestic distribution. Another one of Pete's books, Deadwood, influenced the 1995 film Wild Bill. It starred Jeff Bridges, Ellen Barkin, John Hurt, and Diane Lane and was produced by Richard D. Zanuck & Lili Fini Zanuck. Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, Nicole Kidman, David Oyelowo, John Cusack, and Macy Gray were among the many well-known actors who appeared in the 2012 crime drama film based on Pete's book The Paperboy.

Pete had a number of his books made into T.V. series: Paris Trout is a 1991 made-for-television drama film directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal, starring Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey, and Ed Harris.

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  1. Stephen King, author of The Dark Tower Series.
  2. Dennis Lehane, author of the novel: Shutter Island.
  3. Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid's Tale Series.
  4. Stieg Larsson, author of the Millennium Series.
  5. Alex Michaelides, author of the novel: The Silent Patient.

Pete Dexter: F.A.Q

What book awards has Pete Dexter won?

Paris Trout: National Book Awards Best Fiction (1988).
The Paperboy: PEN Center USA Award Literary Award (1996).
Train: Los Angeles Times Book Prize Best Fiction (2003).

What was the first book Pete Dexter wrote?

The first novel written by Pete Dexter was God's Pocket, published in 1983.

What was the most recent book Pete Dexter wrote?

Their most recently released work was Spooner on January 1st, 2009.

Will there be any more books by Pete Dexter?

Pete Dexter does not have any upcoming books with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has Pete Dexter written?

Pete Dexter has written 8 books. 7 Standalone Novels, 1 book in the Non-Fiction Books.

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