Our audio series "The Authors Read. We Listen." is an incredibly special one for us. Hatched in a NYC club during BEA week, this feature requires more work of the author than any of the ones that have come before. And that makes it all the more sweeter when you see, or rather, hear them read excerpts from their own novels, in their own voices, the way their stories were meant to be heard.
Today, Matt Rowan reads a few short stories from his collection Why God Why, which released this year by Love Symbol Press. Matt Rowan is a writer and editor living in Chicago, IL. He co-edits Untoward Magazine and assists with The Anthology of Chicago. His work can be found in Artifice, SmokeLong Quarterly, Alice Blue Review and Cloud Rodeo, among others.
Click the soundcloud files below to experience Why God Why as read by Matt Rowan:
The word on Why God Why:
Why God Why is a collection of bizarre, hilarious, occasionally touching and occasionally creepy flash fiction pieces.
"Matt Rowan writes as if he'd spent the past several years living inside a Russell Edson poem. Hands come from the sky to offer uninterpretable signs, superheroes with terrible powers make peace with themselves, public speakers demonstrate their insect-enlarging guns (necessary for world peace!) or declare that we must defeat the menace of the bats by becoming bats ourselves. The stories move with so much weird energy that we get the impression that, rather than ending, we are watching them shake themselves apart, or explode." - James Tadd Adcox, author of The Map of the System of Human Knowledge
*lifted with love from goodreads