Tristan Egolf, 33, of Lancaster, Penn, one of the more promising young literary writers, has apparently ended his own life.
While a lot of the current “literary” or so-called serious novels are pretty much a wash of boring stories about women finding self-confidence and men finding how to deal with their own aging and mortality, Egolf’s work was fun and powerful.
The SFGate.com reported the long trail it took Egolf to get his work published. After sending Lord of the Barnyard to more then 70 publishers he finally met a french author Patrick Modiano while playing his guitar on the streets of Paris. Modiano gets Egolf’s book published in France and it eventually spreads throughout Europe and back to America.
Beyond being a powerful writer he was also a talented musician. He was a front man for two bands, wrote a rock opera and had finished the screenplay for his book Lord of the Barnyard. In his spare time he found time to be a political activist and was once arrested for protesting President Bush.
Egolf apparently shot himself in the head on Mothers Day. According to reports he was slipping deeper into depression and his friends worried about him.
“He pushed the envelope wherever he went,” friend Michael Hoober told the Associated Press. “His creativity was always right in front of him, but somewhere in there it started to fall apart.”Powered by Sidelines