Congratulations to Norman Lock who is longlisted among an outstanding group of writers for the 2020 Simpson/Joyce Carol Oates Prize. If you haven’t discovered his American Novels series yet, you’re in for an amazing literary experience.
Listen to Norman Lock discuss The American Novels series on Jamming Their Transmission, read a wide-ranging Rumpus interview with him about his work and the ways in which the series is connected to his earlier, fabulist fiction, and find out why his motto is “one must write as if a book really could change the world” at the Native Society.
“The short story can be a magical thing. It’s a breath, a moment, a captured mood.” To celebrate Short Story Month, Flavorwire asks “contemporary master of the form” and “virtuosic fabulist” Norman Lock to share a story he loves.
Read a story from Norman Lock in Construction Magazine, a marvelous animated tale at Locus Novus: A Synthesis of Text, Image, Motion and Sound, and fantastic scenarios for experimental videos at Visual Artbeat magazine.
Norman Lock is the award-winning author of novels, short fiction, and poetry, as well as stage and radio plays. He has won The Dactyl Foundation Literary Fiction Award, The Paris Review Aga Khan Prize for Fiction, and has been longlisted for the Simpson/Joyce Carol Oates Prize. He has also received writing fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He lives in Aberdeen, New Jersey.