Dzanc Books to Publish Stephen Graham Jones
July 21, 2010 - Ann Arbor, MI—Dzanc Books is proud to announce that it will publish 2 novels by Stephen Graham Jones. The first, Flushboy, will be published in early 2013 and will be followed a year later by Not for Nothing. Stephen is the author of 9 books of fiction, including The Fast Red Road—a Plainsong, All the Beautiful Sinners, The Bird is Gone—a Manifesto, Bleed Into Me—a Book of Stories, Demon Theory, The Long Trial of Nolan Dugatti, Ledfeather and the forthcoming novel, It Came from Del Rio, and collection of stories, The Ones that Almost Got Away: Stories. Stephen has also published over 100 stories in such places as Alaska Quarterly Review, Hobart, and Mississippi Review.
Jones’ work has been called “mesmerizing” and “masterful” by Booklist, and Texas Monthly describes him as “an unapologetic pop-culture savant.” Jones holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from Florida State University and teaches at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Both hilarious and heartbreaking at times, Flushboy is a novel about the 16-year-old boy working the window of the drive-thru urinal of his father’s latest business venture, The Bladder Hut. It’s a uniquely told coming-of-age story and more. Not for Nothing, is in theory, a detective story, but as usual, Jones plays with convention and gives his readers much more than they might expect.
“Stephen Graham Jones is a fascinating writer,” Dan Wickett said. “One that hasn’t delved into the same territory twice, and these two novels continue on in that vein. We at Dzanc are very excited to publish these two wonderful novels from a writer that continues to constantly find new ways of storytelling.”
About Dzanc Books
Dzanc Books was created in 2006 to advance great writing and champion those writers who don’t fit neatly into the marketing niches of for-profit presses. As a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, Dzanc Books not only publishes literary fiction, but works in partnership with literary journals to advance their readership at every level. Dzanc is also fully committed to developing educational programs in schools, as well as supporting literary community service projects with its Dzanc Prize program.
For more information on Dzanc Books and its mission, imprints, books, authors, awards, and programs, please visit www.dzancbooks.org.
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