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Richard Grossman

Richard Grossman

The Book of Lazarus

The Alphabet Man

Richard Grossman is a poet (Tycoon Boy and The Animals) and a novelist whose work has appeared in over a hundred publications. The Alphabet Man, describing hell, is the first novel in his American Letters Trilogy, a "Divine Comedy" of American life. His novel on purgatory is The Book of Lazarus. Breeze Avenue, his novel on heaven, is in progress. He lives in Los Angeles and can be reached at

"Richard Grossman writes the perfect novel for our times." —Jerome Klinkowitz

"If an artist's task is, as Beckett claimed, to 'find form to accommodate the mess,' then Grossman has done it, with an exceptional feat of choreography and a radical vision for the possibilities of fiction." —Voice Literary Supplement