Kim Wozencraft

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Kim Wozencraft
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Kim Wozencraft in Woodstock, New York (August 18, 2012)
Born (1954-12-04) December 4, 1954 (age 60)
Dallas, Texas
Occupation Writer
Language English
Citizenship American
Education MFA, Columbia University
Genre Psychological thriller, Action, Crime
Notable works Rush, Notes from the Country Club
Notable awards Best American Essays 1988

Kim Wozencraft is an American author. She is best known as the author of the internationally best-selling novel Rush, which was subsequently adapted into a 1991 feature film directed by Lili Fini Zanuck and starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jason Patric, Greg Allman and Sam Elliot.

Early life[edit]

Wozencraft was born in Dallas, Texas.

Rush (Random House, 1990)


Her novel Rush was inspired by events in Wozencraft's life while employed by the Tyler, Texas Police Department. She and her partner Creig Matthews served time in federal prison for civil rights violations as a result of falsified evidence presented during drug arrests made in the late 1970s.

Along with five novels, Kim co-edited the book Slam, a companion edition to the award winning 1998 film. She was executive editor at Prison Life magazine, has written for HBO Films, and her work has appeared in The Best American Essays, Texas Monthly, New York Newsday, the Los Angeles Times, and various literary magazines and anthologies.


Kim earned a Master of Fine Arts degree at Columbia University.

Selected works[edit]

  • Rush (1990)
  • Notes from the Country Club (1993)
  • The Catch (1998)
  • Slam (1998)
  • Wanted (2004)
  • The Devil's Backbone (2006)

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