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Ray Banks

Ray Banks shares his birthday with Chuck Barris and Curtis Mayfield, screeching into the world on the same day that Roberto Rossellini took his leave. His past careers include gigs as a wedding singer, double-glazing salesman, croupier, dole monkey, and multiple turns as a disgruntled temp. Now he writes books (eight so far, including Dead Money, Sucker Punch, and Beast of Burden) as well as novellas and a seemingly endless list of short stories. He spends his days holed up somewhere in...See more