James Lewelling


I’m just starting with ebooks and self publishing. A print version of This Guy, was first published by Spuyten Duyvil in 2006. A print version of my second novel Tortoise, was published by Calamari Press in 2008.

I’ve been writing fiction since 1988. To this end, I have worked in every menial position available in the food service industry, have tended bar at the second smallest pub in London, The Swan, lost and found files for the Bank of Paris in London, taught Berbers the Beatles on the edge of the Sahara, taught immigrants of all stripes the present perfect in Chicago and Milwaukee, been mistaken for a computer whilst conducting phone surveys, been mistaken for an asshole whilst answering complaint letters for a health insurance company, taught writing, creative writing, business writing, developmental writing, reading, Russian literature and on one occasion, algebra. I am currently house-husbanding and teaching The Art of Fiction at the New York Institute of Technology. I live in Abu Dhabi with my wife, the poet, Lisa Isaacson, and our two lovely daughters, Frances and Cecily.

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Little Rooms
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 39,590. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Welcome to the nondescript living room of Parson and Mary Smith. Their neighbor Jack has stopped by for yet another long evening of “hooch drinking and light, mutually-confessional chat.” This is the universe of Little Rooms, James Lewelling’s absurd, fabular, darkly comic, and low rent Book of the Dead, a story of what can happen “when the hooch runs out.”
This Guy
Price: Free! Words: 44,850. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
It’s about this guy who wakes up one morning in his shitty little room with a complicated and evil scheme all worked out in his head. It’s about unconscious tics and Secure Containment Devices with Multiple and Recursive Feedback Loops. It’s about being haunted by old geezers and derelicts passed out on the sidewalk. It’s about trying to recall all the features of any one human face.

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