Kromer is Tom Kromer and the only reason I know of the name is that he was one of the authors cited by Charles Willeford's “New Forms of Ugly”.
Woody Haut writes of Kromer and other authors Willeford has written about here:
Kromer is known for his Waiting for Nothing, a Depression-era hobo tale.
One of my favourites of Woodrell's is The Ones You Do, sort of the third in his Rene Shade series, focusing on Rene's father, John X, who is macho but far from boring.
--- On Sun, 2/1/09, Juri Nummelin <email@example.com> wrote:
From: Juri Nummelin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RARA-AVIS: Woodrell's list
Date: Sunday, February 1, 2009, 7:56 AM
Woodrell mentions these writers as noir writers:
Thompson, Cain, Edward Anderson, Charles Williams, Kromer, James Ross,
LeSieur, Goodis and the rest
Who are "Kromer" and "LeSieur"? Never heard of them, and since I've been on
this list for almost a decade now (with a year or two absent, though), I
should think I've heard every important noir writer at least once.
PS. I once tried a Woodrell and couldn't get far. The plot was lacking and
the characters were boring machos.
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