Steven Gillis

Steven Gillis is the author of the novels Walter Falls and The Weight of Nothing, both finalists for the Independent Publishers Book of the Year and ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year 2003 and 2005.  Steve's third novel, Temporary People, will be published by Black Lawrence Press in 2008.  Steve's stories, articles and book reviews have appeared in over three dozen journals.  A six-time Pushcart nominee and four-time Best of . . . Notable Stories, a collection of Steve's stories—titled Giraffes—was published in February, 2007 by Atomic Quill Press.  A member of the Ann Arbor Book Festival Board of Directors, and a finalist for the 2007 Ann Arbor News Citizen of the Year, Steve teaches writing at Eastern Michigan University and is the founder of 826 Michigan—a nonprofit mentoring and tutoring organization for public school students which specializes in writing, and the founder of Dzanc Books in partnership with Dan Wickett.  All proceeds from Steve's writing goes to his nonprofit programs.