William Shunn was born in Los Angeles, raised near Salt Lake City, and lived for many years in New York City before landing in Chicago with his wife and dog in 2007. This completes his collection of U.S. continental time zones. He also spent time slumming in Canada before being ejected for bad behavior.
Bill's stories and essays started invading magazines and anthologies in the early '90s. His novella Inclination was nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Awards in 2007. He is the author, with Derryl Murphy, of Cast a Cold Eye, and a bit of his short fiction was collected in An Alternate History of the 21st Century. He's currently deep in revisions of a young-adult novel, Endgame, and a memoir, The Accidental Terrorist: My Adventures as a Foot Soldier in the Mormon Army. You can learn much more, probably more than you want to know, at www.shunn.net.
Bill is a co-producer of Tuesday Funk, where his poems are heard monthly from our microphone. Before joining us behind the scenes, he was a Tuesday Funk regular, reading serial installments from his memoir. He'll continue that tradition with a fresh chapter this Tuesday.
Join Tuesday Funk at Hopleaf's upstairs bar to hear Bill and all our talented readers on April 5th, 7:30 p.m.