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.
—Alli Marshall, A&E reporter