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The Job of the Wasp

“You should absolutely read this.”
—Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble

"Winnette is an enviable, natural talent, and to read him is a pure entertainment.”
—Patrick deWitt, author of The Sisters Brothers

"Terrifying and stylish, disconcerting and beautiful...”
—Rachel Khong, author of Goodbye, Vitamin

"Killingly funny and wise to the ways in which humor and absurdity contain untold sorrow."
—Alice Sola Kim

News & Updates

 

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Colin Winnette is from Denton, Texas. 

He is the author of Revelation (Mutable Sound), Animal Collection (Spork), Fondly (Atticus Books), Coyote (Les Figues), and Haints Stay (Two Dollar Radio). His novels have been translated into Italian and French. His latest novel, The Job of the Wasp, is forthcoming from Soft Skull Press in 2018.

His prizes include Les Figues Press's NOS Book Contest, the Sonora Review’s 2012 Short Short Fiction Contest, and Heavy Feather Review’s Featured Chapbook Contest in 2014. Colin was also a runner-up for the Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s First Book Award and a finalist for Gulf Coast Magazine’s Donald Barthelme Prize for Short Prose.

His writing has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including PlayboyLucky PeachThe Believer, and others. 

He's represented by Charlotte Sheedy at Sheedy Literary.

 

 

interviews, essays, and reviews


Patty Yumi Cottrell at Paris Review Daily

Patrick deWitt (live at Green Apple Books, SF)

Josh Mohr on E.L. Doctorow

John Darnielle on E.R. Eddison

Alissa Nutting on Sara Woods

Tiphanie Yanique on Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Elisa Gabbert on wine tasting

Nicholas Rombes on Joan Didion

Victoria Chang on Joe Wenderoth and Rachel Zucker

Brian Evenson on Samuel Beckett

George Saunders on Arthur Miller

Aimee Bender on Lydia Millet

Joe Wenderoth on Wiliam Carlos Wiliams

Rachel B. Glaser on James Purdy

Roxane Gay on Claire Vaye Watkins

Amelia Gray on Barry Hannah

Karen Russell

Lydia Millet

Brian Evenson

Ben Marcus

Alan Michael Parker

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Writing: Charlotte Sheedy at Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency.

TV/film: Ron Bernstein at ICM.

 
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