Steven Gillis is the author of the novels Walter Falls, The Weight of Nothing, Temporary People, and The Consequence of Skating, along with Benchere in Wonderland (Hawthorne Books, 2015), as well as the short story collections Giraffes and The Law of Strings. A three-year member of the Ann Arbor Book Festival Board of Directors and a finalist for the 2007 Ann Arbor News Citizen of the Year, Steve taught writing at Eastern Michigan University before founding 826michigan in 2004. Steve is now the co-founder and publisher of Dzanc Books.
Steven Gillis ... the 21st century heir to Saul Bellow, John Cheever, and Stanley Elkin.
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- Winter in Brooklyn
What is the role of art in the world? And what is the responsibility of the artist? After the death of his wife, Michael Benchere, a well-respected sculptor and once-famous architect, looks for ways to redefine the meaning of his life through the purpose of his art. Determined to create a sculpture...Forward
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What is the role of art in the world? And what is the responsibility of the artist? After the death of his wife, Michael Benchere, a well-respected sculptor and once-famous architect, looks for ways...Forward
Writing is Zen.
Writing isn’t about inspiration or waiting for your muse to arrive and undress.
Writing is about getting down to it, about finding your way into the moment and sustaining the...Forward
“Gillis keeps it tight, focusing on Benchere, who is engagingly free of self-importance and hard not to love. Benchere might be a little willfully oblivious to the forces his work unleashes, but...Forward
Steven Gillis guests on Carl Woflson’s Get Lit! segment on XRAY.fm 91.1 to discuss his upcoming novel Benchere in Wonderland (9/15/15) and how all his novels begin with a philosophical question. Carl...Forward