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Richard Butner

Cover art of The Adventurists, a collection of stories by Richard Butner

“Landscapes and memories alter, gentrify, and crumble in Butner’s flawless debut collection, which wends ghosts, virtual futures, and the intricacies of friendship into 16 breathtaking, intimate stories.”

Publishers Weekly

A collection of stories written over a lifetime of looking forwards and backwards and sometimes even at the now.

Now available from Small Beer Press, The Adventurists.

“Consistently one of my favorite short story writers.”

Kelly Link, author of Get In Trouble

“…one of the contemporary masters of the uncanny and darkly humorous”

Wilton Barnhardt, author of Lookaway, Lookaway

“…defiantly shabby, casually weird, and occasionally surreal, perfect in every grounding detail”

Sarah Pinsker, author of We Are Satellites

Richard Butner‘s short fiction has appeared in Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror, been shortlisted for the Speculative Literature Foundation’s Fountain Award, and nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award. He has written for and performed with the Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, Aggregate Theatre, Bare Theatre, the Nickel Shakespeare Girls, and Urban Garden Performing Arts. His nonfiction, on topics ranging from computers to cocktails to architecture, has appeared in IBM Think Research, Wired, PC Magazine, The News & Observer, Teacher, The Independent Weekly, The North Carolina Review of Books, Triangle Alternative, and Southern Lifestyle. He lives in North Carolina, where he runs the annual Sycamore Hill Writers’ Conference. He and Harry Houdini have used the same trapdoor.