Emerging Indiana author, Frank Bill, visits the Irving Theater to read an excerpt from his first book, Crimes in Southern Indiana. The book is a collection of loosely related stories about the backwoods underbelly of Indiana, and the violence necessary for its characters’ survival. The stories are bleak and gritty, the language is blunt and authentic, and the pacing is relentless. In the book’s first story “Hill Clan Cross” the opening sentence has a door to a shabby motel kicked down, guns pressed against the heads of some would-be drug dealers by the third sentence.

Frank Bill came to the Irving Theater in Indianapolis to read a story from his book called “Rough Company”. He was also decent enough to entertain a brief interview about his book and his influences as a writer.

Here is a great article about Frank Bill from NUVO.