CAMERON PIERCE who live in Astoria, Oregon, is a writer, editor, and publisher active in Bizarro and Alt Lit and their zones of intersection. BIZARRO and ALT LIT are two distinctive new literary movements that have taken shape in the past ten years in the United States. Although aesthetically different, both are movements without unified statements or beliefs, except for a pervasive distrust and disdain of authority in all forms (aesthetic and political).
Pierce is the author of eleven books, ranging from grotesque humour to Lovecraftian horror to fables about fishing and the outdoors. He edited the ground-breaking anthology The Best Bizarro Fiction of the Decade (2012), and most recently 40 Likely to Die Before 40: An Introduction to Alt Lit, edited with Michael J Seidlinger (2014). His Lazy Fascist Press imprint has published the work of authors such as Sam Pink, Scott McClanahan, Stephen Graham Jones, and Blake Butler. His latest book, Our Love Will Go the Way of the Salmon (2015), is a collection of fishing short stories set in the Pacific Northwest.
He was a Mellon Scholar in Residence at Rhodes University in February 2015.
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