I am told I was a happy, mischievous kid who smeared peanut butter on walls. Insatiably curious, I would sit down next to strangers on buses and start up conversations. I have heard that I liked to make people laugh. I don’t remember any of this.
William Luvaas has published four novels (Little Brown, Putnam, Spuyten Duyvil) and two story collections (U. Okla. Press, Spuyten Duyvil). Ashes Rain Down: A Story Cycle was The Huffington Post’s 2013 Book of the Year and a finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Other honors include an NEA fellowship, first place in Glimmer Train’s Fiction Open Contest, The Ledge Magazine’s International Fiction Prize, and Fiction Network’s 2nd National Fiction Competition. Luvaas has published dozens of short stories, essays, and articles in many publications, including The Village Voice, The American Literary Review, Antioch Review, Harpers Weekly, North American Review, Short Story, The Sun, Stand Magazine, The Washington Post Book World, and the American Fiction Anthology, with work forthcoming from the Cimarron Review and Sequestrum. He is Fiction Editor for Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts.