Johnny has a set of linked stories, MOVIELOA! out June, 2016. Blurbs came from David Shields and others, and the stories appeared in Conjunctions, The Collagist, and elsewhere. See the Events page for more.
Dzanc also brought out John's 2014 selection of essays and criticism, The Sea-God's Herb. With work from the New York Times and many other places, the subjects range from novels and poetry to visual arts and TV.
Publishers' Weekly called Sea-God's Herb "poetic" and "fascinating;" Brooklyn Rail called it "important" and "provocative." There were interviews in The Believer and elsewhere. For more, see the Books page.
John's first four titles are in electronic editions on Dzanc: the two story collections Bedlam and Highway Trade, and the two novels Talking Heads: 77 and Earthquake I.D. Downloads are available in a variety of formats. Bedlam, John's first book, includes a new author's preface and two stories previously uncollected
In 2009, John's novel Terremoto Napoletano, the Italian translation of Earthquake I.D., was the runner-up for Italy's Domenico Rea prize.
John's translation of Tullio Pironti's memoir, Books & Rough Business, is in bookstores and online. In Italy, the memoir received over 100 reviews.
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John is always glad to hear from readers and thinkers: firstname.lastname@example.org
He has won awards in all genres, and publications include fiction in Paris Review non-fiction in The New York Times, and poetry in Meridian. The New York Times has praised his work as "dreamlike... grabs hold of both reader and character," and Alan Cheuse, of NPR's "All Things Considered," described it as "witty and biting."
John's grants include an NEA Fellowship and a Major Artist Award from the Iowa Arts Council. has taught at Harvard, Northwestern, and elsewhere, and he makes his home in Des Moines.
Photo credit: Camille Renee.