Joseph M. Owens

Location The Cornfields (Omaha, NE)
Occupation Grant Writing

About Me

Joseph Michael Owens has written for PANK Magazine, The Rumpus, The Houston Literary Review, and for CELJ’s Best New Literary Journal of 2010, Grey Sparrow Journal, where he is a regular contributor to its “Man on Campus” section and as well as a technical editor. Additionally, his short story “We Always Trust Each Other, Except for When We Don’t” was nominated for Dzanc Books‘ Best of the Web 2011 anthology. Joseph also manages the website Category Thirteen, dedicated primarily to the hectic and haptic process of writing. Joe lives in Omaha with five dogs and one wife.

Why do you write?

Oh jeez-oh-see, where to even begin...

Any favorite authors? Books?

David Foster Wallace, Adam Levin, Donald Barthelme, Thomas Pynchon, William Gaddis, Hunter S. Thompson, Henry Miller, James Robison, Umberto Eco, Joshua Ferris, Arturo Perez Reverte, Kurt Vonnegut, Chuck Palahniuk, Patricia Lear, Amy Hempel, Don DeLillo, Rick Moody, Philip Roth, T.C. Boyle, Infinite Jest, The Instructions, City of Glass, Ishmael, On the Road, Into Thin Air, The Rule of Four, Into the Wild, Harry Potter, Farenheit 451, George Orwell, Dracula, The Greenlanders, Moo, Great Expectations, Beowulf, The Sagas of the Icelanders, The Idiot, The Dante Club, Bret Easton Ellis

Joseph M. Owens's Wall

Robert Vaughan – Feb 05, 2011

Welcome to Fictionaut, Joe! I hope you have a great experience here.

Mark Reep – Dec 14, 2010

Welcome, Joe!

Darryl Price – Dec 08, 2010

I'm really looking forward to THE PALE KING even though people are already slagging off on it.David's talent was supreme. Welcome.

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