Damien Echols in prison in a film

The Guardian

December 21, 2012

West of Memphis, a powerful Peter Jackson documentary, charts the ongoing fight for justice for three men wrongly convicted as child killers

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Damien Echols Life After Death book cover

The New York Times Book Review

September 19, 2012

Mr. Echols, who may love heavy metal but cites a Medici as a role model, is a free man with his own celebrity aura. He has written a haunting book, and the story it tells is hardly over.

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Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three

The New York Times

September 9, 2012

On a Thursday afternoon walk along Canal Street, Damien Echols was reflecting on how this busy thoroughfare once nourished him in the first few months after his August 2011 release from a super-maximum-security prison in Arkansas.

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Damien Echols Life After Death book cover

Kirkus Review

July 15, 2012

“Echols is at heart a poet and mystic, and he has written not just a quickie one-off book to capitalize on a lurid news story, but rather a work of art that occasionally bears a resemblance to the work of Jean Genet.”

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