Novice crime fiction novelist Alaric Hunt has became an improbable literary success with his debut novel, Cuts Through Bone. His quick ascent is particularly impressive considering his work space: Hunt is serving a life sentence in South Carolina, and has been in prison since he was 19 years old. ugh-bone" target="_blank">originally appeared on the CBC Program Q with Jian Ghomeshi.
Sarah Weinman, the journalist who recently profiled Hunt for the New York Times explains how she started corresponding with the jailed writer, and why she's conflicted about bringing more attention to his work. Besides the NYT profile, it's worth mentioning Hunt's novel is set in New York. He wrote his book with the help of maps from the 1910s and episodes of Law and Order.