Stefan Kiesbye The Staked Plains Next Door Lived A Girl




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Stefan Kiesbye's stories, poems and essays have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. His first book, Next Door Lived a Girl, won the Low Fidelity Press Novella Award. It has been translated into Dutch, Spanish and Japanese, and Saddle Road Press is bringing out a new edition in August, 2015.


Kiesbye’s second novel, Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone, was published by Penguin in 2012. It was a Top Ten pick of Oprah Magazine, made Entertainment Weekly’s Must List, and Slate editor Dan Kois named it one of the best books of the year. It was translated into German and Spanish, and is forthcoming from East Press, Japan.


In Spring 2014, the literary thriller Messer, Gabel, Schere, Licht (Knife, Fork, Scissors, Flames) was published by Tropen Verlag/Klett-Cotta, Germany. Die Welt wrote that “Stefan Kiesbye…is the inventor of the modern German Gothic novel.”


His LA Noir Fluchtpunkt Los Angeles (Vanishing Point) was released by ars vivendi verlag in January 2015.


Kiesbye teaches creative writing at Sonoma State University, in Northern California.