Fly Fishing People: T. Jefferson Parker

May 8, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Novelist and fly fisher T. Jefferson Parker has written some very popular books in the past several years, among them Silent Joe (Hyperion, April 2002, 416 pages), which won the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award for Best Novel and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Mystery/Thriller, and his latest, The Renegades
(Dutton, February 2009, 352 pages). Turns out his idea of a good time is “a beautiful river full of fat trout.” “In his orderly studio surrounded by things he loves, T. Jefferson Parker creates. He is now studiously working on his seventeenth novel amidst favorite art pieces, shelves of books and a square-jawed fish. It’s not a real fish but a fiberglass rendering of one called a ‘permit’ that he caught and released in the Yucatan.” Nathalie Taylor in the Fallbrook, California Village News.