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Nick Flynn


Nick Flynn

Nick Flynn is the author of THIS IS THE NIGHT OUR HOUSE WILL CATCH FIRE and three previous memoirs, including the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award–winning ANOTHER BULLSHIT NIGHT IN SUCK CITY, and four volumes of poetry. A professor on the creative writing faculty at the University of Houston, he lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Nick Flynn

Books by Nick Flynn

by Nick Flynn - Memoir, Nonfiction

When Nick Flynn was seven years old, his mother set fire to their house. The event loomed large in his imagination for years, but it’s only after having a child of his own that he understands why. He returns with his young daughter to the landscape of his youth, reflecting on how his feral childhood has him still in its reins, and forms his memories into lyrical bedtime stories populated by the both sinister and wounded Mister Mann. THIS IS THE NIGHT OUR HOUSE WILL CATCH FIRE unravels the story of the fire that Flynn had to escape, and the ways in which, as an adult, he has carried that fire with him until it threatens to burn down his own house.

by Nick Flynn - Nonfiction

Nick Flynn met his father when he was working as a caseworker in a homeless shelter in Boston. As a teenager he'd received letters from this stranger father, a self-proclaimed poet and con man doing time in federal prison for bank robbery. ANOTHER BULLS--T NIGHT IN SUCK CITY tells the story of the trajectory that led Nick and his father onto the streets, into that shelter, and finally to each other.