Gary Lutz is the author of four short-story collections: Stories in the Worst Way (Knopf) was included in a list of thirty-five“new classics” in GQ magazine. I Looked Alive (Black Square Editions/Four Walls Eight Windows) was one of twelve books featured in New York Magazine’s “The Future Canon” and Amazon.com’s “Editors’ Picks” list of the fifty best books of 2004. The chapbook version of Partial List of People to Bleach (Future Tense Books) was named by the magazine Time Out New York as one of the ten best books of 2007, and the recently published expanded edition (Future Tense Books) was named as one of the ten best independent-press books of 2013 by the British magazine Dazed and Confused. Divorcerwas published by Calamari Press of Rome and New York City in October 2011. Lutz is also the co-author of a comprehensive reference book about contemporary grammar. Lutz’s work has appeared in many literary journals and magazines, including Tin House, Conjunctions, NOON, McSweeney’s, The Believer, Chicago Review, Fence, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Denver Quarterly, StoryQuarterly, New York Tyrant, Slate.com, and The Quarterly, as well as in a number of anthologies, including The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories; Short: An International Anthology of Five Centuries of Short-Short Stories, Prose Poems, Brief Essays, and Other Short Forms; Fetish: An Anthology; Always Apprentices: The Believer Magazine Presents Twenty-Two Conversations Between Writers; and The Random House Treasury of Light Verse. He has been the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, which was established by Jasper Johns and John Cage to recognize innovation in the arts. He lives in Pennsylvania with no Web site or social-media presence.
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