Founder and publisher of Atticus Books, a small, independent publishing house dedicated to redefining the role of literature and discovering new voices.
Rabble-rousing old soul with a penchant for satire and sun-dried tomatoes. Sworn enemy and frequent misuser—Strunk & White, I revere and salute ye—of the closed em dash.
Dan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flies buzzing about my head fuel my passion to write.
The scent of garlic and olive medleys from the kitchen fuel my passion to edit.
A couple of single-malt scotches, accompanied by a desire to engulf great literature, fuel my passion to publish.
I'm easily distracted, can you tell?
To be completely self-serving, how about I list all of the published books by Atticus authors. No?
OK, how about I mention a few greats, such as Don DeLillo, Tom Robbins, and Kurt Vonnegut? Hmm, that doesn't seem like a varied enough list.
How about George Orwell, E.B. White, and Annie Dillard? Still doesn't cut it.
I'm a great admirer of Anne Lamott, Charles Bukowski, David Sedaris, Raymond Carver, Dorothy Parker, and Flannery O'Connor. How's that for variety?
Eh, forget it.
Hi Dan, thanks for the invite!
Hey, thanks, Dan, for faving "Chapel Access." Great comment! Will consider!
Three words, Dan: Rake is perfection.
Dan, thanks for th fav on refilled please. Much appreciated
Dan, thank you so much for liking and publishing "Coward"! I am truly grateful!
dan, thanks for your kind comment on my new year's poem---
so here i am hoisting a cold one, wishing you all the best in the new year, and atticus, too--
just interviewed jurgen on kino, happy to get he word out about that fine novel.
Put up a new flash fiction tonight on my profile.
Thanks for the invitation. Now I feel like I'm eating at the cool kids table.
Glad you enjoyed Short, Short, Dan. Thanks for reading the piece.
great interview, dan. i also enjoy your blog posts at atticus. looking forward to more atticus review...katrina gray is an awesome choice for editor-in-chief. cheers from berlin, marcus
Hi, Mike & Susan (and Robert and Darryl and Matthew) -
My best laid intentions of being active on Fictionaut have gone awry before I'd even had a chance to get started... but I guess there's no expiration date on my account, so cool. Look forward to catching up in different group settings...
I'm glad you dug the panel discussion... To do it right (and help everyone's cause, mine included), we should make a full day workshop out of it. Cheers, DC
Dan thanks for your good words on my story 'forest in the early morning!'
didn't realize you were on fictionaut! just figured i'd say hi. i dug the digital literary landscape panel you participated in at conversations and connections. was my first exposure to atticus. cool stuff. excited to see how the atticus review turns out.
take it easy,
Through the encouragement of Katrina Gray, I plan to be more active on Fictionaut. Look forward to future dialogue.
Hi Dan, nice that you could join us at Fictionaut.
Hi Dan. Glad you're here.
Welcome to FN. I hope you enjoy all the great writing here.