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Robert Stone to Publish First Novel in a Decade

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By Craig Hubert“Well, my books aren’t lazy books, but I have a lazy way of working,” Robert Stone told the Paris Review. Either way, we’re willing to take what we can get from the celebrated author. Stone, who won the National Book Award in 1975 for “Dog Soldiers,” will publish “Death of the Black-Haired Girl,” his first novel since 2003’s “Bay of Souls,” reports the New York Times. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will publish the book, “set on a New England campus,” in November. The 75-year-old author has written seven novels, along with a memoir of his time spent with Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters. “Bear and His Daughter,” Stone’s 1997 short story collection, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. “Soldies” was made into a movie, “Who’ll Stop the Rain,” starring Nick Nolte and directed by Karel Reisz, in 1978.

Image: Robert Stone/Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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