Steve Himmer




Kevin
1,138 books | 1,311 friends

Jen Mic...
393 books | 1,664 friends

Anne
525 books | 178 friends

Tim
Tim
484 books | 1,576 friends

Edward ...
701 books | 338 friends

Brandon
240 books | 332 friends

Steven
338 books | 184 friends

Renato ...
23 books | 246 friends

More friends…

Steve is following 1 person

Steve Himmer

Goodreads Author


url

born
in The United States
gender
male

website

twitter username

genre

member since
July 2007


About this author

Steve Himmer is the author of the novels The Bee-Loud Glade, Fram (coming 2015), and Scratch (coming 2016), and the ebook novella The Second Most Dangerous Job In America. His short stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in The Millions, Ploughshares online, Post Road, Los Angeles Review, Hobart, and other anthologies and journals. He edits the webjournal Necessary Fiction teaches at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.


My forthcoming novelFram has its first blurb, thanks to the generous Laura van den Berg:



“When a covert mission sends Oscar, a low-ranking employee in the Bureau of Ice Prognostication, to the arctic, he must confront the perils and pains of a life lived under the veil of secrecy.Framis an extraordinary meditation on the critical flaws in the systems we hold dear, and the human costs of those f...

Read more of this blog post »
 •  flag
0 comments
like  • 
Published on June 28, 2014 07:08 • 7 views
Average rating: 3.95 · 372 ratings · 92 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
The Bee-Loud Glade
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 245 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Second Most Dangerous J...
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Fram
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — expected publication 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
Re:Telling
by
4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2011
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Field Guide to Surreal Bo...
by
4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2008
Rate this book
Clear rating
Brevity and Echo: An Anthol...
by
4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2006
Rate this book
Clear rating
Hobart #11: The Great Outdoors
by
4.53 of 5 stars 4.53 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2010
Rate this book
Clear rating
On the Clock: Contemporary ...
by
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2010
Rate this book
Clear rating
Monkeybicycle (Monkeybicycl...
by
4.8 of 5 stars 4.80 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Steve Himmer…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

The Demon of Writ...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Malarky
Steve is currently reading
by Anakana Schofield (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: novels, currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Steve's Recent Updates

Steve Himmer wrote a new blog post
My forthcoming novelFram has its first blurb, thanks to the generous Laura van den Berg:

“When a covert mission sends Oscar, a low-ranking employee... Read more of this blog post »
Steve marked as my-publications
Fram by Steve Himmer
Fram
by Steve Himmer (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
I'm not going to review this, because I wrote it so what do I know?
Steve finished reading
Ecology and Modern Scottish Literature by Louisa Gairn
Rate this book
Clear rating
Steve is currently reading
Ecology and Modern Scottish Literature by Louisa Gairn
Rate this book
Clear rating
Steve finished reading
Gathering of Waters by Bernice L. McFadden
Rate this book
Clear rating
Steve started reading
An Open Secret by Carlos Gamerro
Rate this book
Clear rating
Steve finished reading
Colony by Hugo Wilcken
Rate this book
Clear rating
Steve finished reading
The Spire by William Golding
Rate this book
Clear rating
Steve finished reading
Ambient Parking Lot by Pamela Lu
Rate this book
Clear rating
Steve started reading
The Spire by William Golding
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Steve's books…
“If I've learned anything at all from the river it's to let jarring events come and go, that such tiny disruptions have no more weight in the world than fallen leaves on the water. A few ripples, a barely audible splash, and the surface soon returns to order. To swim toward each intrusion, to fish out a leaf and to sling it ashore, only prolongs the disturbance.”
Steve Himmer, The Bee-Loud Glade

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Pittsburgh Goodre...: Author Event: Steve Himmer 1 19 Apr 11, 2011 09:07AM  
The Next Best Boo...: October Group Read Polls are ..... 39 130 Oct 15, 2011 05:50AM  
The Next Best Boo...: The Bee Loud Glade Author/Reader Discussion 142 152 Nov 01, 2011 06:42PM  
Crazy Challenge C...: * R2: Team Ten - TENacious Tomes 293 77 Nov 16, 2012 05:42PM  
The Next Best Boo...: What are you reading? 30051 27758 May 29, 2013 08:10PM  
Crazy Challenge C...: Perpetual Music Relay (PMR) Challenge 1100 256 Jan 27, 2014 06:06AM  
“This progressive effacement of human relationships is not without certain problems for the novel. How, in point of fact, would one handle the narration of those unbridled passions, stretching over many years, and at times making their effect felt on several generations? We’re a long way from Wuthering Heights, to say the least. The novel form is not conceived for depicting indifference or nothingness; a flatter, more terse, and dreary discourse would need to be invented.”
Michel Houellebecq, Whatever

1218 The Next Best Book Club — 13900 members — last activity 57 minutes ago
Are you searching for the NEXT best book? Are you willing to kiss all your spare cash goodbye? Are you easily distracted by independent bookshops, big...more
56412 Necessary Fiction — 62 members — last activity Apr 24, 2012 10:43PM
A complementary group to the webjournal Necessary Fiction, to share books by our contributors and from our reviews section.
220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 41847 members — last activity 21 minutes ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to...more
4862 Books on the Nightstand — 4054 members — last activity 3 hours, 7 min ago
A group to discuss books and topics mentioned on Books on the Nightstand, a blog and podcast about books and reading.
54679 Red Lemonade — 53 members — last activity Sep 18, 2013 05:44PM
Red Lemonade titles and other Alternative Literature books.
33963 The Nervous Breakdown — 172 members — last activity Sep 05, 2012 11:50AM
The Nervous Breakdown is an online culture magazine and literary collective featuring the work of hundreds of authors, poets, and other artists from a...more
77506 Book Fight! — 224 members — last activity May 06, 2014 10:02AM
Welcome to the Goodreads home of the Book Fight podcast, the beer-fueled book discussion that gives tough love to literature. Mike Ingram and Tom McAl...more
More of Steve’s groups…



Comments (showing 1-2)    post a comment »
dateUp_arrow    newest »

Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

www.myspace.com/dreamsbane

Dreamsbane of Tamalor


message 1: by Kathy

Kathy Hi Steve, thanks for adding "A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness" to your to-read list!

cheers,
Kathy


back to top