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Bill Henderson (William McCranor Henderson) (born 1943, Charlotte, N.C.) is an American author whose writing has explored the mutual influences of popular culture and literature, and the dark side of celebrity.

Boston Magazine noted that his work displays “a real feel for the sad, ridiculous squalor in America, the tacky bars and beauty shops and motel swimming pools, the even cheaper dreams of the people who hang out at them.

What Henderson does best, though, is transform the seedy into musical prose.” Henderson, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer, “has raided the pop-cult pantheon and managed the estimable feat of breathing new life into the theme of adulation and emulation in a fame-happy era.” He is best known for his novels Stark Raving Elvis and I Killed Hemingway…