> if I remember right, Jim
> Crumley attended the Iowa Writers Workshop.
He did and one of his teachers there was Nelson Algren. I don't think he
actually taught Crumley much but they played a fair bit of poker. The
Iowa teacher who did influence Crumley was the writer and critic RV
Cassill, Jim Thompson's great champion and the man who turned Crumley on
to crime fiction.
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