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'The astounding characters that recur in Garry Craig Powell's Stoning the Devil are no different than, say, Sherwood Anderson's characters in Winesburg, Ohio. These characters have needs and dreams. They have their share of existential moments. They're all doing the best they can. These linked stories are utterly mesmerizing and exotic. With a keen ear for dialogue, and a sensibility of the best Conrad, Kipling, Orwell and Achebe, Garry Craig Powell has pulled off a masterful feat.' - George Singleton, Stray Decorum
Born in England and educated at Cambridge University and Durham University, Garry Craig Powell is a fiction writer and professor of Creative Writing at the University of Central Arkansas. He has lived in Spain, Poland, Portugal, the USA and the United Arab Emirates.
I can't say anything different from what the other reviewers have said. Garry Craig Powell served as mentor to the June 2015 Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum Educational Center's Writers... Read morePublished 1 month ago by P. Laster
Stoning the Devil is, in my opinion, definitely worth reading. It has one or two minor faults, but these are more than compensated by the novel's virtues. Read morePublished on June 2, 2013 by Rupert Copping
While the tales and customs appear to be wild and foreign at the onset, this novel digs deep into human truths that are not isolated to far away lands. Read morePublished on April 17, 2013 by Cara Brookins
Stoning The Devil, a recently-published book by Garry Craig Powell, is a short story collection that follows several individuals struggling to identify themselves, their faith and... Read morePublished on March 23, 2013 by FrugalFiend
Stoning the Devil a thoughtful and elegantly written book which I enjoyed a great deal. Set in the United Arab Emirates it takes readers to a place where many will never have been... Read morePublished on March 16, 2013 by C. Hill
For those of you hesitant about Garry Craig Powell's debut novel Stoning the Devil, those of you wondering if you're in for some ham-fisted political message, let me put your fears... Read morePublished on November 12, 2012 by LL
Garry Craig Powell's novel, one the most moving works I have read in several years, powerfully illustrates that human nature knows no national or cultural boundaries. Read morePublished on November 9, 2012 by Deanne