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Author Thomas Mullen

  • Thomas Mullen

    Contributing Writer

    The novelist bristles at the notion that truth is stranger than fiction. “People who feel that way aren’t reading the right novels,” he says. Mullen’s The Last Town on Earth was named Best Debut Novel of 2006 by USA Today and won the James Fenimore Cooper Prize; his second, The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers, was awarded the Townsend Prize for best novel by a Georgia author; and his third, The Revisionists, is out in paperback.

 

We’re No. 1! According to us!

What Atlanta Sports Night and Dan Uggla’s jersey tell you about the state of ATL sports

Yet to those who root for pro sports (and, I hope, those who play them) the night felt unmistakably like a consolation prize. We were told repeatedly how lucky we are to be here in this world-class sports town. We were reminded that the New York media was against us. We were so showered with love and self-serving praise that you almost expected, say, a Boston sports fan to leave behind his seven titles in the last twelve years so he could come down and buy season tickets to half-empty Turner Field. Read More

Spellbinder

Mitchell Gross wrote thrillers, but he was also an attorney, a scientist, a successful businessman, a Hollywood darling, and a charmer of women. He was none of these things. He was more. Why did so many people fall for his lies?

At 7:15 on a Thursday morning last October, IRS agents arrived at a brick house in a cul de sac off Sandy Plains Road in Marietta, around the corner from a commercial strip with a Chick-fil-A and an Edward Jones branch whose sign warned, “Prepare for the Unexpected.” Read More