Jim Thompson

Literary Birthday – 27 September – Jim Thompson

Jim Thompson was born 27 September 1906 and died 7 April 1977.


  1. There are 32 ways to write a story, and I’ve used every one, but there is only one plot – things are not as they seem.
  2. There are things that have to be forgotten if you want to go on living.
  3. When life attains a crisis, man’s focus narrows. […] The world becomes a stage of immediate concern, swept free of illusion.

James Myers Thompson was an American author and screenwriter, known for his hard-boiled crime fiction. Thompson wrote more than thirty novels, including The Killer Inside Me, The Grifters, and A Hell of a Woman.

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 by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 27th September 2018