William T. Vollmann is by far our most important chronicler of American darkness, and he is never far from his subject. To write a novel about transients, he lived homeless in Sacramento. He has hoppe
Suspected Unabomber/National Book Award-winning novelist on Big Brother’s incompetence.
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As a journalist, William T. Vollmann has
traveled with the anti-Soviet mujahideen in Afghanistan. He has lived
for a year as a homeless rail-jumper, smoked crack and frequented