Press / Praise

Praise for Ghostfires

“Fierce and intimate…brilliant…Dixon’s prose is supple but insistent, cool and
measured…a brave, chilly look into the human soul.”
—Daniel Woodrell, The New York Times Book Review


“Dixon stokes the fires…with precise descriptions…and lacerating flickers of conflict.”
—Kirkus


“Ghostfires is a remarkable first novel… powerful and subtle, raw and nuanced.”
—Michael C. White, author of New York Times Notable Book A Brother’s Blood


[A] strong debut…Dixon has crafted a sensitive portrayal of family dynamics.”
—Publishers Weekly


Praise for The Art of Losing

A moral fable with deep-tolling resonance
The Art of Losing [has] more heft than a lot of novels twice its size”
—Frank Wilson, The Philadelphia Inquirer


“Some of the sharpest, crispest prose you’ll find anywhere…a writer with talent to burn.”
—Tony Eprile, author of New York Times Notable Book The Persistence of Memory


[Starred Review] “So well and darkly done.”
—Kirkus


“Woven between episodes of degenerate behavior, mostly emanating from violent
bookmakers and the horse track, are scenes of complete brilliance.”
—Frank Bascomb, Ain’t-it-cool News


[Starred Review] “A descent into darkness…the reader, swept up in the narrative
momentum, can no more look away than [the characters] can avoid damnation.”
—Booklist