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Introduction

Blake Butler (born 1979) is an American writer and editor.[1][2] He edits the literature blog HTMLGIANT, and two journals: Lamination Colony, and concurrently with co-editor Ken Baumann, No Colony. His other writing has appeared in Birkensnake, The Believer, Unsaid, Fence, Willow Springs, The Lifted Brow, Opium Magazine, Gigantic and Black Warrior Review.[3] He also writes a regular column for Vice Magazine.[4]

Butler attended Georgia Tech, where he majored in multi-media design. He went on to Bennington College for his Master of Fine Arts.[5]

Commentary on his works

Publishers Weekly has called him "an endlessly surprising, funny, and subversive writer".[6] About There Is No Year, Library Journal says, "This artfully crafted, stunning piece of nontraditional literature is recommended for contemporary literature fans looking for something out of the ordinary. Butler integrates unusual elements into his novel, such as interview-style monologs and in later chapters poetry-like stanzas. Also recommended for students of literature, psychology, and philosophy, as the distinctive writing style and creative insight into the minds of one family deserve analysis.[7] Kirkus Reviews says, "For those who like their prose fresh out of a cleaner and more traditional wellspring, Blake's writing can prove tedious at best and arduous at worst. But for those who lean toward writing that is more visceral, taxing or outright demanding of the reader, this might be the right cup of tea..."[8]

Bibliography
  • Ever (novella) (Calamari Press, 2009)
  • Scorch Atlas (novel-in-stories) (Featherproof Books, 2010)
  • There Is No Year (novel) (Harper Perennial, 2011)[9][10][11][12][13]
  • Nothing: A Portrait of Insomnia (memoir) (Harper Perennial, 2011)[14][15]
  • Sky Saw (novel) (Tyrant Books, 2012)[16]
  • One (novel) (Roof Books, 2012)[17]
  • 300,000,000 (novel) (Harper Perennial, 2014)[18]
References
  1. ^ McCormack, JW. "A Surprising Kind of Art: PW Talks with Blake Butler". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Blake Butler Just Wants Your Attention (and Your Money)". The L Magazine. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Blake Butler and What Happens When a Novelist Lives on the Internet". New York Observer. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  4. ^ https://www.vice.com/author/blake-butler
  5. ^ Alexander, Andrew. "For author Blake Butler, it's an abstract world". Access Atlanta. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  6. ^ 2010. "There Is No Year." Publishers Weekly 257, no. 50: 27. MasterFILE Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed June 17, 2011).
  7. ^ Funk, Jennifer. 2011. "There Is No Year." Library Journal 136, no. 2: 50. MasterFILE Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed June 17, 2011).
  8. ^ 2011. "THERE IS NO YEAR." Kirkus Reviews 79, no. 1: 1. MasterFILE Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed June 17, 2011).
  9. ^ "Review: There Is No Year". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Review: There is no Year". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Review: There is no Year". Book Verdict (Library Journal). Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  12. ^ Salvatore, Joseph (29 April 2011). "The Novel as Puzzle". NY Times. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "Review: There Is No Year by Blake Butler". Time Out Boston. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Review: Nothing". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  15. ^ Moyer, Justin (25 November 2011). ""Nothing: A Portrait of Insomnia" by Blake Butler". Washington Post. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Review: Sky Saw". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  17. ^ "One". Roof Books. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  18. ^ "One". Harper Perennial. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
External links
  • Butler's weblog "Gilles Deleuze Committed Suicide and So Will Dr. Phil"
  • weblog "HTMLGiant"

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