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Happy 60th Birthday, Lance Olsen!: 60 Reasons to Celebrate Lance Olsen


I’ve had the deep pleasure of knowing Lance Olsen (for at least seven years now), reviewing his work, interviewing him, teaching one of his books, working as his publicist on three books ([[ there. ]], How to Unfeel the Dead, and Theories of Forgetting), all the while impressed by his profound courage, creativity, intelligence, rigor, humor, generosity, and so much more. In fact, here are at least sixty reasons to celebrate Lance Olsen (This is a circular text, of sorts, in honor of Lance’s 720 months: 360 months times two, with best wishes for at least another full circle of 360 months.):

  1. Dreamlives of Debris (Dzanc Books, forthcoming 2017)
  2. There’s No Place Like Time: A Retrospective (&Now Books, 2016)
  3. Theories of Forgetting (Fiction Collective Two, 2014)
  4. Calendar of Regrets (Fiction Collective Two, 2010)
  5. Head in Flames (Chiasmus Press, 2009)
  6. Anxious Pleasures: A Novel After Kafka (Shoemaker & Hoard, 2007)
  7. Nietzsche’s Kisses (Fiction Collective Two, 2006)
  8. 10:01 (Chiasmus Press, 2005; hypermedia version: Iowa Review Web 7.2, 2005)
  9. Girl Imagined by Chance (Fiction Collective Two, 2002)
  10. Freaknest (Wordcraft, 2000)
  11. Time Famine (Permeable Press, 1996)
  12. Burnt (Wordcraft, 1996)
  13. Tonguing the Zeitgeist (Permeable Press,1994)
  14. Live from Earth (Available Press/Ballantine Books,1991)
  15. Architectures of Possibility: After Innovative Writing (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2012)
  16. Rebel Yell: Writing Fiction (Cambrian Press, 1998)
  17. [[ there. ]] (Anti-Oedipus Press, 2014)
  18. In Memoriam to Postmodernism: Essays on the Avant-Pop, co-edited with Mark Amerika (SDSU Press, 1995)
  19. Lolita: A Janus Text (Twayne, 1995)
  20. Surfing Tomorrow: Essays on the Future of American Fiction (Potpourri, 1995), editor
  21. William Gibson (Starmont House, 1992)
  22. Circus of the Mind in Motion: Postmodernism and the Comic Vision (Wayne State University Press, 1990)
  23. Ellipse of Uncertainty: An Introduction to Postmodern Fantasy (Greenwood Press, 1987)
  24. How to Unfeel the Dead: New & Selected Fictions (Teksteditions, 2014)
  25. Hideous Beauties (Eraserhead, 2003)
  26. Sewing Shut My Eyes (Fiction Collective Two/Black Ice, 2000)
  27. Scherzi, I Believe (Wordcraft, 1994)
  28. My Dates With Franz (Bluestone Press, 1993)
  29. Interview with Lance Olsen about Theories of Forgetting with Brooklyn Rail
  30. Interview with Lance Olsen about There with Book Slut
  31. Interview with Lance Olsen on NPR’s Berlin Journal
  32. Interview with Lance Olsen about Head in Flames with Rain Taxi
  33. Interview with Lance Olsen about Nietzsche’s Kisses, by The Nietzsche Circle
  34. http://www.fc2.org/about.html
  35. https://faculty.utah.edu/u0580299-Lance_Olsen,_Professor/biography/index.hml
  36. Urgent Possibility: Talking With Lance Olsen on FC2’s 40th Birthday
  37. Quotations: recent favorites
  38. Lance Olsen on the Difficult Imagination
  39. Lance Olsen on Narratological Amphibiousness
  40. Marcus Smith’s interview at WBYU’s Thinking Aloud
  41. Rachel Levy’s interview at the Lit Pub
  42. 2Paragraphs publishes “Blindmanning as Being”
  43. Christian Schultz’s interview at Slug Magazin
  44. “Book Notes” for [[ there. ]] at Largehearted Boy
  45. “Book Notes” for Theories of Forgetting at Largehearted Boy
  46. Brandon Hobson’s interview at the Believer
  47. Luke Taylor’s interview at the Quarterly Conversation
  48. Lance Olsen interview for Architectures of Possibility at Audible Authors
  49. Interview about Architectures of Possibility
  50. “Accretive Dreams, Junk Narrativity, & Orphaned Excess in Moderation”
  51. “Embodying the World”
  52. “Learning to Wish for More”
  53. Interview with Lance Olsen at continent.
  54. Scott Esposito’s interview with Lance Olsen
  55. Flashpoint’s interview with Lance Olsen
  56. Pop Matter’s interview with Lance Olsen
  57. Continuum’s interview with Lance Olsen
  58. Pif Magazine’s interview with Lance Olsen
  59. Chiasmus Press’s interview with Lance Olsen
  60. Happy 60th Birthday, Lance Olsen!: 60 Reasons to Celebrate Lance Olsen

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