Robert Olen Butler

Robert Olen Butler

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List of Best Small Fictions Books in Publication Order

List of Bibliomysteries Books in Publication Order

A collection of short stories and novellas centered around the theme of books. Each story combines elements of mystery, crime, and suspense with a focus on books, libraries, bookstores, or the world of literature, involving various authors contributing to this intriguing and literary-focused series.

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen)
2012
2
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box)
2012
3
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman)
2012
4
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille)
2012
5
An Acceptable Sacrifice ( By: Jeffery Deaver)
2012
6
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link)
2012
7
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner)
2013
8
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell)
2013
9
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor)
2013
10
The Book of Ghosts ( By: Reed Farrel Coleman)
2013
11
10
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson)
2014
12
What's in a Name? ( By: Thomas H. Cook)
2014
13
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey)
2014
14
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine)
2014
15
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye)
2014
16
Book Club (By: Loren D. Estleman)
2014
17
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow)
2014
18
It's in the Book (By: Mickey Spillane)
2014
19
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry)
2014
20
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry)
2015
21
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott)
2015
22
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady)
2015
23
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates)
2015
24
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina)
2015
25
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)
2015
26
8
The Travelling Companion ( By: Ian Rankin)
2016
27
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter)
2016
28
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler)
2016
29
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey)
2016
30
The Haze (By: James W. Hall)
2016
31
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale)
2017
32
The Pretty Little Box ( By: Charles Todd)
2018
33
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson)
2018
34
The Hemingway Valise
2018
35
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta)
2018
36
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly)
2018
37
The Girl Who Did Say No (By: David Handler)
2020
38
The Traitor (By: Martin Edwards)
2022
39
The Dark Door (By: Lisa Unger)
2022
40
The Honeymoon Trap (By: Peter Swanson)
2022
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List of Bibliomysteries Series in Chronological Order

#ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen)
2012
2
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry)
2014
3
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box)
2012
4
An Acceptable Sacrifice ( By: Jeffery Deaver)
2012
5
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link)
2012
6
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson)
2018
7
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman)
2012
8
The Book of Ghosts ( By: Reed Farrel Coleman)
2013
9
Book Club (By: Loren D. Estleman)
2014
10
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor)
2013
11
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner)
2013
12
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell)
2013
13
What's in a Name? ( By: Thomas H. Cook)
2014
14
It's in the Book (By: Mickey Spillane)
2014
15
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow)
2014
16
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey)
2014
17
10
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson)
2014
18
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye)
2014
19
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine)
2014
20
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry)
2015
21
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott)
2015
23
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina)
2015
24
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter)
2016
25
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady)
2015
26
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates)
2015
27
8
The Travelling Companion ( By: Ian Rankin)
2016
28
The Haze (By: James W. Hall)
2016
29
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey)
2016
30
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler)
2016
31
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale)
2017
32
The Pretty Little Box ( By: Charles Todd)
2018
33
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By: John Connolly)
2018
34
The Hemingway Valise
2018
35
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta)
2018
36
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille)
2012
37
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)
2015
38
The Girl Who Did Say No (By: David Handler)
2020
39
The Traitor (By: Martin Edwards)
2022
40
The Dark Door (By: Lisa Unger)
2022
41
The Honeymoon Trap (By: Peter Swanson)
2022
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List of Christopher Marlowe Cobb Books in Publication Order

List of New Stories From The South Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
New Stories from the South ( By: Shannon Ravenel)
New Stories from the South ( By: Shannon Ravenel)
1988
2
New Stories from the South 1992 ( By: Shannon Ravenel)
New Stories from the South 1992 ( By: Shannon Ravenel)
1992
3
New Stories from the South 1993 ( By: Shannon Ravenel)
New Stories from the South 1993 ( By: Shannon Ravenel)
1993
4
New Stories from the South 1994 ( By: Shannon Ravenel)
New Stories from the South 1994 ( By: Shannon Ravenel)
1994
5
New Stories from the South 1995 ( By: Shannon Ravenel)
New Stories from the South 1995 ( By: Shannon Ravenel)
1995
6
New Stories from the South 1996 ( By: Shannon Ravenel)
New Stories from the South 1996 ( By: Shannon Ravenel)
1996
7
New Stories from the South 1997
1997
8
New Stories from the South 1998 ( By: Padgett Powell)
New Stories from the South 1998 ( By: Padgett Powell)
1998
9
New Stories from the South 1999 ( By: Tony Earley)
1999
10
New Stories from the South 2000 ( By: Ellen Douglas)
New Stories from the South 2000 ( By: Ellen Douglas)
2000
11
New Stories from the South 2001 ( By: Lee Smith)
2001
12
New Stories from the South 2002 (By: Shannon Ravenel)
New Stories from the South 2002 (By: Shannon Ravenel)
2002
13
New Stories from the South 2003 ( By: Roy Blount Jr.)
New Stories from the South 2003 ( By: Roy Blount Jr.)
2003
14
New Stories from the South 2004 (By: Allan Gurganus)
2004
15
New Stories from the South, 2005 ( By: Jill McCorkle)
2005
16
Best of the South: From the Second Decade of New Stories from the South ( By: Shannon Ravenel)
2005
17
New Stories from the South 2006 (By: Allan Gurganus, Kathy Pories)
2006
18
New Stories from the South 2007 (By: Allan Gurganus)
2007
19
New Stories from the South 2008 ( By: Z.Z. Packer)
2008
20
New Stories from the South 2009 ( By: Madison Smartt Bell)
2009
21
New Stories from the South 2010 ( By: Amy Hempel)
2010
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List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Alleys of Eden
1981
2
Sun Dogs
1982
3
Countrymen of Bones
1983
4
On Distant Ground
1985
5
Wabash
1987
6
The Deuce
1989
7
They Whisper
1994
8
The Deep Green Sea
1998
9
Mr. Spaceman
2000
10
Fair Warning
2002
11
Hell
2009
12
A Small Hotel
2011
13
Perfume River
2016
14
Late City
2021

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Contemporary Literature and the Life of Faith Books in Publication Order (with Anne Tyler, with Flannery O'Connor, with Raymond Carver, with Tillie Olsen, with Wendell Berry, with John Updike, with John Cheever, with Alice Walker, with Louise Erdrich, with Mary Gordon, with Garrison Keillor, with Allegra Goodman, with Tess Gallagher, with Tobias Wolff, with James Baldwin, with Gail Godwin, with Annie Dillard, with Henry Louis Gates Jr., with Reynolds Price, with Oscar Hijuelos, with Richard Rodríguez, with Patricia Hampl, with Kathleen Norris, with Kent Haruf, with Peter Hawkins, with Sue Miller, with Doris Betts, with Frederick Buechner, with Paula J. Carlson, with Peter S. Hawkins, with Carol Bly, with Andrew Dubus, with Michael Malone, with Alice Elliot Dark)

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Listening for God Reader, Vol. 1 (By: Flannery O'Connor, Raymond Carver, Alice Walker, Garrison Keillor, Annie Dillard, Richard Rodríguez, Patricia Hampl, Peter Hawkins, Frederick Buechner, Paula J. Carlson, Peter S. Hawkins)
1994
2
Listening for God, Vol. 2 (By: Anne Tyler, John Updike, Tobias Wolff, Gail Godwin, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Kathleen Norris, Paula J. Carlson, Peter S. Hawkins, Carol Bly, Andrew Dubus)
Listening for God, Vol. 2 (By: Anne Tyler, John Updike, Tobias Wolff, Gail Godwin, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Kathleen Norris, Paula J. Carlson, Peter S. Hawkins, Carol Bly, Andrew Dubus)
1996
3
Listening for God, Vol. 3 (By: Tillie Olsen, Wendell Berry, John Cheever, Louise Erdrich, Mary Gordon, Tess Gallagher, Reynolds Price, Oscar Hijuelos, Paula J. Carlson, Peter S. Hawkins)
Listening for God, Vol. 3 (By: Tillie Olsen, Wendell Berry, John Cheever, Louise Erdrich, Mary Gordon, Tess Gallagher, Reynolds Price, Oscar Hijuelos, Paula J. Carlson, Peter S. Hawkins)
2000
4
Listening For God, Vol. 4 (With: Allegra Goodman, James Baldwin, Kent Haruf, Sue Miller, Doris Betts, Paula J. Carlson, Peter S. Hawkins, Michael Malone, Alice Elliot Dark)
Listening For God, Vol. 4 (With: Allegra Goodman, James Baldwin, Kent Haruf, Sue Miller, Doris Betts, Paula J. Carlson, Peter S. Hawkins, Michael Malone, Alice Elliot Dark)
2002
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List of Robert Olen Butler Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Best American Short Stories 1991
1991
2
Listening for God Reader, Vol. 1
1994
3
The Best American Short Stories 1994
1994
4
Listening for God, Vol. 2
1996
5
Tenth Annual Collection
1996
6
The Best American Erotica 1996
1996
7
The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction
1999
8
The Good Parts
2000
9
Listening for God, Vol. 3
2000
10
Listening For God, Vol. 4
2002
11
A Very Southern Christmas: Holiday Stories from the South's Best Writers
2003
12
The Eloquent Short Story: An Anthology of Narrative Styles
2004
13
The Future Dictionary of America
2004
14
The 2004 Robert Olen Butler Prize Stories
2005
15
Verb, An Audioquarterly, Volume 1, No. 1
2005
16
The 2005 Robert Olen Butler Prize Stories
2006
17
The 2007 Robert Olen Butler Prize Stories
2007
18
Selected Shorts: Wartime Lives
2007
19
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story
2007
20
The 2008 Robert Olen Butler Prize Stories
2008
21
The 2009 Robert Olen Butler Prize Stories
2011
22
Astoria to Zion
2013
23
9
In Sunlight or In Shadow
2016
24
The Best Peace Fiction
2021
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Robert Olen Butler Biography

Robert Olen Butler was born on January 20th, 1945 and is currently 79 years old. Robert Olen Butler was born in Granite City, Illinois, USA.

Robert Olen Butler is probably best known for his Standalone Novels. There are currently 14 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1981 with the novel The Alleys of Eden. The most recently released novel was Late City which was released in 2021. There are no upcoming standalone novels by Robert at this time.

Robert Olen Butler has also written the Short Story Collections series which has 5 books including A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain and Tabloid Dreams.

Robert Olen Butler Awards & Accolades

Robert Olen Butler books have been nominated for multiple awards, In Sunlight or In Shadow was nominated for the Anthony Award, Best Anthology / Collection, in 2017. Paris in the Dark was nominated for the Hammett Prize, Best Crime Novel, in 2018.

Robert Olen Butler F.A.Q

When was Robert Olen Butler Born? How old is Robert Olen Butler?

Robert Olen Butler was born on January 20th, 1945. Robert Olen Butler is currently 79 years old.

Where was Robert Olen Butler Born?

Robert Olen Butler was born in Granite City, Illinois, USA and is American.

What was the first book Robert Olen Butler wrote?

The first novel written by Robert Olen Butler was The Alleys of Eden, published in 1981.

What was the most recent book Robert Olen Butler wrote?

His most recently released work was Late City on September 7th, 2021.

Will there be any more books by Robert Olen Butler?

Robert Olen Butler does not have any upcoming novels with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has Robert Olen Butler written?

Robert Olen Butler has written 27 books excluding contributions to anthologies. 1 book in the Best Small Fictions Series, 1 book in the Bibliomysteries Series, 4 books in the Christopher Marlowe Cobb Series, 1 book in the New Stories From The South Series, 14 Standalone Novels, 1 Short Story/Novella, 5 books in the Short Story Collections, 1 book in the Non-Fiction Books.

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