Les's Favorite Links

Seaside Writers' Institute
Writing Conference

Held in October in balmy Seaside, Florida,
the Seaside Writers' Conference attracts talented agents, poets, novelists, screenwriters, non-fiction writers,
and publishing representatives each
and every year.

Florida International University
Creative Writing Program
Renowned fiction and non-fiction writers James W. Hall, Lynne Barrett, Dan Wakefield, John Dufresne,
as well as poets Campbell McGrath, Maxine Kumin, and Denise Duhamel join Program Director Les Standiford and many raucous graduate students in the serious
pursuit of the writing life...

The premiere independent bookseller of
Miami always has Les in stock -- and
on its fine list of readers. Subscribe to their monthly calendar if you're local.

Have fun reading the readers' reviews while saving big.

Murder on Miami Beach
If the Standiford you want is out of print, go to this Miami Beach mystery-only bookstore, either online or in person, and get it.

Stop, You're Killing Me

An independent chain which keeps close tabs on Les and his books, particularly those out-of-print.

The Unofficial Carl Hiaasen Web Page

James W. Hall.Com:
Yes, you guessed it: it's the official James W. Hall web site! And it's yours for the browsing...
if you can take the heat...

John Dufresne.Com:
Dufresne is duded up on cyberspace just
as good as anybody -- even James W. Hall.
Come on down!

Les on the Web

Save Old Stiltsville - Les Standiford Letter
... Les Standiford Miami, Florida. August 12, 1998 Richard Shaw. Dear Mr. Shaw: As an author, an historian, an educator, and a concerned citizen of Miami-Dade County...

Miami Herald: City slicker turns country gentleman: Les Standiford is the director of the Creative Writing Program at Florida
International University. His most recent novel is Deal with the Dead...

Chat Transcript: Les Standiford and Ridley Pearson: Time Warner Bookmark presents. Les Standiford and Ridley Pearson Co-authors of "The Putt at the End of the World," May 25, 2000.

"Payless Cigars In the Land of the
Giants," by Les Standiford
; photos by Andrew Itkoff | Smoke Magazine

Les's Review of Robert Stone's Damascus Gate

The C.J. Jung Page
Graduate Programs as a resource for creative writers. The MFA director, novelist Les Standiford, makes extensive use of Jungian concepts in his classes...

All Things Considered | September 17, 1998
Chat transcript: ...Les Standiford, the author of Presidential Deal.

Movie Deal for Presidential Deal?
PRELUDE MAKES A "PRESIDENTIAL DEAL"--Movie rights for Les Standiford’s novel PRESIDENTIAL DEAL went to Papazian/Hirsch and Prelude Pictures. Pic imagines a...

... - Les Standiford, author of Deal to Die For. "A funny, fast-moving farce that revels in the sex, sleaze, and greed of wacky nincompoops driven mad by the ...

NWBF: Book Palaver Jul '96 ... Les Standiford, in A DEAL TO DIE FOR, chose to eliminate the parent problem via a truck : "Long before he'd met her, (her parents) had both died, killed in an ...

Rainy Days and Sundays - Novel Synopsis ... is good, old-fashioned storytelling at its best watch out, pat conroy somebody s gaining on you." LES STANDIFORD, author PRESIDENTIAL DEAL & BLACK MOUNTAIN. ...

... parable of capitalist greed. JK. Les Standiford Thursday, March 22, 5:30PM. Kooky crime novelist James ...

John Deal
John Deal Created by Les Standiford. Easily one of the more interesting recent additions to the pantheon of Florida tough guys, hard-luck Miami builder JOHN ...

Naked Came the Manatee, by Carl Hiaasen, et al. - Suite101. ...
... mouth. Er, hands. You see, the next person in line was Les Standiford (Presidential Deal), who brought in his previously owned character, John Deal. But what ...

Reviewed by Kevin Tipple. The continuing character of John Deal is back in the latest
novel of the Deal series created by Les Standiford. However, this latest ...