Pete Dexter (born July 22, 1943) is an American novelist.
Dexter won the U.S. National Book Award in 1988 for his novel Paris Trout.
Dexter was born in Pontiac, Michigan. His father died when Dexter was four; and he and his mother moved to Milledgeville, Georgia, where she married a college Physics professor. He earned his undergraduate degree in 1969 from the University of South Dakota, which awarded him an honorary Doctor of Letters and
Literature in 2010.
He was a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News,The Sacramento Bee, and syndicated to many newspapers such as the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Prior to that he worked for what is now The Palm Beach Post in West Palm Beach, Florida, but quit in 1972 because the paper's owners forced the editorial page editor to endorse Richard Nixon…Read more on Wikipedia