Book Report: Roy Kesey at Malaprop’s

Roy Kesey is a columnist and fiction writer (pretty much like everyone else, who isn’t busy being a bio-diesel mechanic or massage therapist). He also lives in Bejing with his wife, a Peruvian diplomat. That, in my opinion, qualifies him to be a novelist.

Other people think so, too. Stephen King chose Kesey’s story, “Wait,” to be included in the antholgy Best American Short Stories 2007. He also earns good guy points for signing a four-book deal with non-profit publisher and new-author champion Dzanc Books. (They just released the authors new collection of short stories, All Over.) That means Kesey cares more about great literature than getting rich. Weird, but kinda sweet.

Weird and sweet, like his stories. You can check out a sample here, or just drop by Malaprop’s on Saturday, Oct. 27, where he’ll be reading and signing copies of All Over from 3 to 5 p.m.

—Alli Marshall, A&E reporter

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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