Blake Nelson

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Introduction Blake Nelson grew up in Portland, OR. He began his career writing short humor pieces for Details Magazine. His first novel GIRL, was an international bestseller and was made into a film starring Selma Blaire and Summer Phoenix. His novel PARANOID PARK was made into a film by Gus Van Sant which won the Cannes Special Anniversary Prize Award in 2006. His latest book Destroy All Cars has been praised as "Smart and Entertaining" by the New York Times. And his newest novel RECOVERY ROAD will be released in March of 2011.