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Lance Olsen

Interview with Lance Olsen

The Difficult Imagination

Narratological Amphibiousness

Theories of Forgetting

Calendar of Regrets

Nietzsche's Kisses

Girl Imagined by Chance

Sewing Shut My Eyes

LANCE OLSEN is author of more than 20 books of and about innovative writing. His short stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in hundreds of journals and anthologies, such as Conjunctions, Black Warrior Review, Fiction International, Village Voice, BOMB, McSweeney’s and Best American Non-Required Reading. A Guggenheim, Berlin Prize, D.A.A.D. Artist-in-Berlin Residency, N.E.A. Fellowship, and Pushcart Prize recipient, as well as a Fulbright Scholar, he teaches experimental narrative theory and practice at the University of Utah and serves as chair of the Board of Directors at FC2. With his wife, assemblage-artist and filmmaker Andi Olsen, he divides his time between Salt Lake City and the mountains of central Idaho. His website is

"Ever since the untimely death of Kathy Acker, experiments in form and voice and subject matter in the speculative genre have been all too rare. Luckily for us, however, a few brave authors remain willing to push ahead into uncharted literary territory. One of the finest is Lance Olsen."


"Olsen is among the finest writers of social critique and speculative fiction today."

American Book Review

Read an interview with Lance Olsen at Continent.