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William Pierce

William Pierce

William Pierce is coeditor of AGNI. Excerpts from his autofiction in progress Twenty Sixteen can be found in Harvard Review and on the Freeman’s channel at Literary Hub. His short stories have appeared in Granta, Ecotone, American Literary Review, and elsewhere, and other work has appeared in Electric Literature, Little Star, Tin House online, The Writer’s Chronicle, Solstice, Glimmer Train, Consequence, and as part of MacArthur Fellow Anna Schuleit Haber’s art project “The Alphabet,” commissioned by the Fitchburg Art Museum. Pierce is the author of Reality Hunger: On Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle (Arrowsmith Press, 2016), a monograph first serialized as a three-part essay at The Los Angeles Review of Books. With E. C. Osondu, he coedited The AGNI Portfolio of African Fiction. (updated 11/2019)

His first essay for AGNI, “Fabulously Real,” received special mention in the 2006 Pushcart Prize anthology. He is interviewed here at NewPages.com. And he is interviewed here for the 167th episode of The How The Why, a half-hour podcast about “the evolution of the literary arts.”


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