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[[File:FRED_ROCKIN.jpg|thumb|right|F.N. Wright, Mid-Illinois Newspapers (Thursday, May 18, 1989)]]
[[File:FRED_ROCKIN.jpg|thumb|right|F.N. Wright, Mid-Illinois Newspapers (Thursday, May 18, 1989)]]
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F.N. Wright (b. 16 DEC ) is an American author, poet and artist. He is the author of several novels (''The Whorehouse'', 1977, ''Flight to Freedom'', 1986 and ''The Music Sluts'', 2005). Wright's art and writing have been widely published online and in print.  
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F.N. Wright (December 16, 1940 - March 9, 2012) was an American author, poet and artist. He was the author of several novels (''The Whorehouse'', 1977, ''Flight to Freedom'', 1986 and ''The Music Sluts'', 2005). Wright's art and writing have been widely published online and in print.  
==Biography==
==Biography==
==Early Life and Education==
==Early Life and Education==
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Wright currently lives in a small trailer somewhere in the mountains of Southern California.  
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Wright passed away at his home on March 9, 2012.  
==Artwork==
==Artwork==
His paintings are colorful and whimsical, exploring issues of the human heart and culture. Of his artwork, Wright claims, "I am more primitive than the primitives."
His paintings are colorful and whimsical, exploring issues of the human heart and culture. Of his artwork, Wright claims, "I am more primitive than the primitives."
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In 1980 ''The Whorehouse'' was translated and published in German. Carl Weissner who was Bukowski’s German translator and European agent loved ''The Whorehouse'' and compared Wright to Hunter S. Thompson. Weissner sold the book to one of Bukowski's German publishers, obtaining a hefty advance for Wright.  
In 1980 ''The Whorehouse'' was translated and published in German. Carl Weissner who was Bukowski’s German translator and European agent loved ''The Whorehouse'' and compared Wright to Hunter S. Thompson. Weissner sold the book to one of Bukowski's German publishers, obtaining a hefty advance for Wright.  
===Music Sluts===
===Music Sluts===
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''Music Sluts'' is a sequal to Wright's successful first novel ''The Whorehouse''. Wright said Music Sluts is about the hippie generation and discovery, about strays coming in to the city, rock ‘n’ roll music and blues, classics and folk music. ''“There was a certain snobbishness in the record stores. You couldn’t sell Guy Lombardo or Perry Como.” he said. “Disco sold.”''
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''Music Sluts'' is a sequel to Wright's successful first novel ''The Whorehouse''. Wright said Music Sluts is about the hippie generation and discovery, about strays coming in to the city, rock ‘n’ roll music and blues, classics and folk music. ''“There was a certain snobbishness in the record stores. You couldn’t sell Guy Lombardo or Perry Como.” he said. “Disco sold.”''
===Flight to Freedom===
===Flight to Freedom===
His third book, ''Flight to Freedom'', started out to be a love story but ended up as a story about Vietnam.  
His third book, ''Flight to Freedom'', started out to be a love story but ended up as a story about Vietnam.  
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* ''Thirteen Knights of the Apocalypse'' (anthology), ed. Bradley Mason Hamlin, Mystery Island Publications
* ''Thirteen Knights of the Apocalypse'' (anthology), ed. Bradley Mason Hamlin, Mystery Island Publications
* ''Richard Brautigan: Essays on the Writings and Life'' (collection), ed. John F. Barber, McFarland & Company (November 15, 2006) ISBN 0786425253
* ''Richard Brautigan: Essays on the Writings and Life'' (collection), ed. John F. Barber, McFarland & Company (November 15, 2006) ISBN 0786425253
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* ''The City of New Orleans'', [[Bottle of Smoke Press]]
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* ''The City of New Orleans'', [[Bottle of Smoke Press]] (2011)
* ''The American Scene'', [[X-ray Book Co.]] (2012)
* ''The American Scene'', [[X-ray Book Co.]] (2012)

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