About Edward Desautels

Edward Desautels

Edward Desautels

This blog chronicles the work and thought of author Edward Desautels (who readily answers to the name “Ed”). It might also serve, from time to time, as a soapbox for the unpopular or arcane, or merely as a place to deposit iconoclastic observations likely never to find a home elsewhere. Here you will also find excerpts of raw, unrevised work in progress that offer, Ed hopes, a peek into the creative process.

Ed Desautels‘ novel Flicker in the Porthole Glass was published by MAMMOTH Books in 2002 and drew favorable notice in The Review of Contemporary Fiction, which called it “an aural event both jagged and elegant, assaultive and inviting, that moves with the clipped, dangerous, urgent kinesis of hard bop jazz.” Noted novelist Paul West observed that Flicker in the Porthole Glass “has elegant momentum, a strong narrative drive, a host of articulate phrases, and genuine fascination. Not a syllable goes to waste, not a sentence seems otiose. It crackles and flashes with wit, verve, and earthy contrasts.”

Ed’s short fiction has appeared in Haydens Ferry Review, The Little Magazine, Pennsylvania English, and Stolen Island Review. His fictive-critical essay, “Totally Wired: Prepare Your Affidavits of Explanation,” appeared in the anthology Retaking The Universe: William S. Burroughs in the Age of Globalization, published by Pluto Press in 2004. Desautels has lived in State College, Philadelphia, Boston, and Pittsburgh where he’s been a rockabilly guitarist, nightclub manager, projectionist, professional student, golfer, and technical editor.

Desautels is currently at work on the novel Housebreaking the Muse, the novella KORPORATION, and the collection of fictive shorts, Evocations.

Contact Ed

Ed in his home office.

Ed in his home office.

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