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TagsAnthology of Non-Slovene Authors writing in Slovenia (1), Literature (1), authors (1), contemporary fiction (1) — see all tags

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About meI'm a writer from the US living in Izola, Slovenia

Published books include:

Now available from River Boat Books:

Skulls of Istria (
LT review:

Now available from Maintenance Ends, impring of Ice Cube Press:
Voices After Evelyn

Lt review:

Arjun and the Good Snake, being an Ophidiological Account of Six Weeks in India without Alcohol, a literary memoir, the book covers all range of this writer's behavior, from snake mania, knowledge and thought of India, alcoholism, violence, and fatherhood.
Now available in Slovenia translated into Slovene as Arjun in dobra kača.

Published in English in the US and French in France: out of print in both countries:

The Driftless Trilogy:

The Driftless Zone


Billy Verite
The Sleep of Aborigines

Novels translated into Slovene and published in Slovenia:

Adriatica Deserta (Adriatica Deserta)
The Skulls of Istria (Istrske lobanje)
Kramberger with Monkey (Kramberger z opico)

Novel excerpt published in English and Slovene: a fragment from The Manifold Destiny of Eddie Vegas
Novel excerpt published in English and Slovene: a fragment from The Barber of Izola
Novel excerpt published in English and Slovene: Balkan Picaresque
Novel excerpt published in both English and Slovene: The Skulls of Istria

Chapter published in the US: in Anatomy of Baseball: The Inherent Human Transgression that is Umpiring: A Slovene Case Study

New publications: In A Fabulous Opera by Tropic of Ideas (a library thing group. This is an extraordinary collections brimming with ideas, of astonishing and fascinating variety), I have a couple reviews and there are a couple reviews of Arjun and the Good Snake, and there are two haikus by al suzyu

Upcoming publications

June, 2019 from River Boat Books: The Manifold Destiny of Eddie Vegas
June, 2019 from River Boat Books: Walk Like a Duck, A Season of Little League Baseball in Italy

NEW: Wandering Stone, The Streets of Old Izola, Mandrač press, August 15, 2017, available in Slovene and English. Now available, not yet on Amazon. contact me at for details about the book.

Articles and reviews:


Entirely unpublished novels:

Carcass of the Known Self, or, The Stupid Persistence of Inanimate Things
Taxi Cabaret, the Adventures of a Fat Nihilist
Requiem for a Suicide:
Volume 1 or 2: Requiem for a Suicide
Volume 1 or 2: Balkan Picaresque

(descriptions available upon the unlikely event of a request)

Other non-fiction:

A Circumnavigation through Maritime History

About my libraryIt is shrinking to essentials and great unreads. Nostromo perhaps tops the list, though Bleak House will be next. Will keep all of Antunes, Cendrars, Onetti.
Last Nobel Prize winner to really please me: Jelinek.
Still slowly reading Magic Prague.
Soon to re-read Good Soldier Svejk with my son.
My daughter, younger, likes short bits of Kafka.

GroupsBully's Tavern, Dalkey Archive, I became a fabulous opera, New York Review Books, Pro and Con, Roberto Arlt and River Boat Books, South American Fiction-Argentine Writers, Tropic of Ideas

Favorite authorsRick Harsch, Peter Weissman (Shared favorites)


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Member sinceFeb 7, 2011

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