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Joe Meno

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Joe Meno is a fiction writer and playwright who lives in Chicago. A winner of the Nelson Algren Literary Award, the Great Lakes Book Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Society of Midland Author's Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the Story Prize, he is the author of seven novels and two short story collections. He is also the editor of Chicago Noir: The Classics. A long-time contributor to the seminal culture magazine, Punk Planet, his other non-fiction has appeared in the New York Times and Chicago magazine. He is a professor in the Department of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago.


Please read an excerpt from Joe Meno’s forthcoming novel, due out in September, here:

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“What I've learned is that there is nothing in this life that does not fail to disappoint us, even our own deaths.”
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“Beneath all of her thoughts and worries, beneath the complication of conflicting identities and needs, maybe it's as simple as loving the way some other person looks when they're sleeping.”
Joe Meno, The Great Perhaps

“The city glitters past us with its sharp edges, reminding us of how tiny, how weak, how totally unimportant we are.”
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