Fiction. Native American Studies. Stephen Graham Jones' first collection of flash fiction, STATES OF GRACE, is aptly named: these stories balance drama, play, and puissance, like forty-nine high-wire feats. While some stories arc through the briefest moments and interstices, others seem to examine an entire lifetime in a page. There are alcoholic fathers, definitions of infidelity, conversations in the middle of the ocean, murder, plotting murder, polite murder, shooting fish in a barrel, sons, and daughters. Never predictable, from the real to the surreal; there's no knowing what to expect from an attempt at a state of grace.
Stephen Graham Jones is the author of thirteen novels, four collections, and two novellas. He does horror and literary, thriller and science fiction. Most recent are The Least of My Scars, Zombie Sharks with Metal Teeth, and Flushboy. Up in 2014 are Not for Nothing, STATES OF GRACE (SpringGun Press, 2014), The Gospel of Z, and the YA novel Floating Boy Meets the Girl Who Couldn't Fly (with Paul Tremblay). Stephen's had some hundred and seventy stories published, from Alaska Quarterly Review to Weird Tales, from Asimov's to Prairie Schooner. His stories have been picked up for the The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, The Best Horror of the Year volumes 2 and 3, The Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror (2010, 2011, and 2012), and Dzanc's Best of the Web 2010. He's also been in a lot of anthologies (The Weird, Creature, Zombies, Heroics, Ghosts, more) and some textbooks (Writing Fiction, Behind the Short Story, Architectures of Possibility). Stephen's books have been finalists for the Bram Stoker Award, three Shirley Jackson Awards, the Colorado Book Award, and he's won the Texas Institute of Letters Award for Fiction, the This is Horror "Novel of the Year," the Independent Publisher's Award for Multicultural Fiction, and he's been an NEA fellow in fiction. Stephen earned his Ph.D. from Florida State University. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.Author City: BOULDER, CO USA