Roy Kesey's latest book is the short story collection Any Deadly Thing (Dzanc Books, 2013). He’s also the author of the novel Pacazo (the January 2011 selection for The Rumpus Book Club, and winner of Word Riot's 2012 Paula Anderson Book Award), the short story collection All Over (a finalist for the 2008 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award, and one of The L Magazine's Best Books of the Decade), the novella Nothing in the World (winner of the 2005 Bullfight Media Little Book Award), and a historical guide to the city of Nanjing, China.
He has won an NEA grant for fiction and a PEN/Heim grant for translation. His translation of Pola Oloixarac's debut novel Savage Theories (Entropía/Soho Press) is currently a contender in the 2018 Tournament of Books sponsored by The Morning News. His translation of her novel Dark Constellations (Literatura Random House/Soho Press) is forthcoming in late 2018.
His work has appeared in numerous anthologies including Best American Short Stories, New Sudden Fiction, The Robert Olen Butler Prize Anthology and The Future Dictionary of America, and in more than a hundred magazines including McSweeney's, Subtropics, The Georgia Review, American Short Fiction, The Iowa Review and Ninth Letter.
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For a non-high-res non-cover shot taken by Adam Pillsbury in the flooded military tunnel complex beneath Beijing, please click here. (Note excellent headlamp.)
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