Steven Gillis is the author of the novels Walter Falls, The Weight of NothingTemporary 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.

Richard Grayson
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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