Joyland

Steven Gillis

Steven Gillis is the author of the novels Walter Falls (2003), The Weight of Nothing (2005)—both finalists for the Independent Publishers Book of the Year and ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year—and Temporary People (2008) a finalist on many year end Best Of lists. Steve's stories, articles and book reviews have appeared in over four dozen journals. A collection of Steve's stories—titled Giraffes—was published in February, 2007. A second collection of Steve's stories—titled The Principles of Landscape—will be published by Black Lawrence Press in 2011. Steve' newest novel, The Consequence of Skating, will be out in late 2010. A 3 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 and is the founder of 826michigan and the co-founder of Dzanc Books in partnership with Dan Wickett. All proceeds from Steve's writing go to Dzanc