I'm a writer from Toronto, Canada. Associate Fiction Editor at Broken Pencil Magazine (brokenpencil.com) and The Incongruous Quarterly (incongruousquarterly.com). Editor of the short story anthology "Can'tLit: Fearless Fiction from Broken Pencil Magazine" (ECW Press 2009). My fiction has appeared in Broken Pencil, the anthology "GULCH: an assemblage of poetry and prose" (Tightrope Book 2009), CellStories.net and Joyland.ca. Most recently an essay of mine on the Future of the Short Story Online appeared in Canadian Notes and Queries.
Fiction: Ulysses by James Joyce; The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams; Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov; Brave New World by Aldous Huxley; The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie; Invisible Monsters and Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk; The Stranger by Albert Camus; American Gods by Neil Gaiman; Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre; Justine by the Marquis de Sade; The Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake; Adverbs by Daniel Handler; House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewsky; Pattern Recognition by William Gibson; Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson; Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace.
Non-fiction: The Rebel Sell by Joseph Heath and Andrew Potter; Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton; I and Thou by Martin Buber; The Way of God by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto.
Welcome to Fictionaut, Richard! Nice to have you as part of our group.