KIERAN SHEA’s fiction has appeared in dozens of venues including Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Thuglit, Dogmatika, Word Riot, Plots with Guns, Beat to a Pulp, Crimefactory, and Needle: A Magazine of Noir ...as well as in some beefy-looking anthologies most of which will make you question the tether of his shiny, red balloon. To his self-deprecating astonishment he's also been nominated for the Story South’s Million Writers Award twice without sending the judges so much as a thank you note. He co-edited the satiric transgressive fiction collection D*CKED: DARK FICTION INSPIRED BY DICK CHENEY and his debut novel KOKO TAKES A HOLIDAY is out now from Titan Books. Kieran divides his time between 38°58′22.6″N- 76°30′4.17″W and 39.2775° N, 74.5750° W.
A Found Picture of 3 Favorites
Huh...look at that. Three of my favorite writers in one old photograph. Montana-Con, I suppose. The back of Jim Harrison's head (left), Richard Brautigan holding court, and Tom McGuane. No idea who else is in the shot, but I was re-reading some McGuane just the other day. Man, thank God he finally got his web site going. Maybe a new generation will discover TM's talent and whimsy (crime-noir nuts/Warren Oates fans should always read 92 in the Shade and maybe even The Sporting Club). Brautigan and Harrison, gee, do I need to hold your hand on the way to your local bookstore or something? Back when writers were of the hero bone and not so much the grifter's.
Posted by Kieran Shea at 8/16/2010 04:42:00 AM