Sig Obj Author News

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A couple of quick news items:

* Lydia Millet’s story collection Love in Infant Monkeys was one of two runners-up for this year’s Pulitzer Prize in fiction. Millet contributed excellent stories to both the first and second volumes of Significant Objects.

* Nick Rombes is typing up and mailing out chapters of Nightmare Trails at Knifepoint, his serialized novel-in-progress. He’s also auctioning off posters for Nightmare Trails, with proceeds going to support Detroit ProLiteracy. Rombes’ story for Significant Objects was selected from a number of stories submitted by members of the Significant Objects Fictionaut group.


Joshua Glenn is an editor, publisher, and a freelance writer and semiologist. He does business as KING MIXER, LLC. He's cofounder of the websites HiLobrow, Significant Objects, and Semionaut; and cofounder of HiLoBooks, which will reissue six Radium Age sci fi novels in 2012. In 2011, he produced and co-designed the iPhone app KER-PUNCH. He's coauthored and co-edited Taking Things Seriously, The Idler's Glossary, The Wage Slave's Glossary, the story collection Significant Objects (forthcoming from Fantagraphics), and Unbored, a kids' field guide to life forthcoming from Bloomsbury. In the '00s, Glenn was an associate editor and columnist at the Boston Globe's IDEAS section; he also started the IDEAS blog Brainiac. He has written for Slate, n+1, Cabinet, io9, The Baffler, Feed, and The Idler. In the '90s, Glenn published the seminal intellectual zine Hermenaut; served as editorial director and co-producer of the pioneering DIY and online social networking website; and was an editor at the magazine Utne Reader. Glenn manages the Hermenautic Circle, a secretive online community. He was born and raised in Boston, where he lives with his wife and sons. Click here for more info.

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