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William Shunn

Hear my new short story tonight at Liars' League NYC!

If you’re in or near Manhattan tonight, I hope you’ll drop by KGB Bar to hear fiction by me and a few other excellent writers, in support of an excellent cause . . . Wednesday, October 2: 7:00-9:00 pm Liars’ League NYC presents...  read

Hear me read tonight at Write This Down in Brooklyn!

If you’re in or near Brooklyn tonight, I hope you’ll drop by Branded Saloon to hear personal essays by me and some other excellent writers and storytellers . . . Monday, September 30: 7:30-10:30 pm Write This Down: A Creative Nonfiction Reading Series...  read

Catch me in New York City on September 30 and October 2

New Yorkers! I’m participating in two events next week that I hope you’ll be able to come out and see: Monday, September 30: 7:30-10:30 pm Write This Down: A Creative Nonfiction Reading Series Branded Saloon, 603 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn At...  read
Tour an alternate 21st century through six near-future fictions

Tour an alternate 21st century through six near-future fictions

Announcing the ebook release of my rare 2007 chapbook, An Alternate History of the 21st Century, which includes two original stories.  read

Cast a warm eye on "Cast a Cold Eye"

Cast a Cold Eye, the ghostly novella I wrote with Derryl Murphy, appeared ten years ago as a limited-edition hardcover to exceptionally kind reviews. Now it's coming back to life as an ebook.  read

Reading at Lyrics, Lit & Liquor this Wednesday evening

Bill will be one of more than half a dozen artists appearing at the upcoming edition of the Lyrics, Lit & Liquor perfomance series, at 2A Bar in Manhattan's East Village. He will read an excerpt from a new short...  read

I'll be reading at the Alternative on New Year's Day!

I'll be one of more than 150 scheduled performers at the 25th Annual Alternative New Year's Day Spoken Word/​Performance Extravaganza, which takes place on January 1, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Greenwich...  read

New science fiction ebook! "Our Dependence on Foreign Keys"

My novelette "Our Dependence on Foreign Keys" is now available as a 99¢ ebook! I hope you'll check it out, especially since I'm hoping to get to work on more Franny and Hondo stories. "Our Dependence on Foreign Keys" was...  read

New(ish) missionary story: "After the Earthquake a Fire"

My novelette "After the Earthquake a Fire" is now available as a 99¢ ebook. This story tells a fictionalized version of some of my experiences as a Mormon missionary in Idaho after I was ejected from Canada. If you finished...  read

This 30-year-old article can't tell you what it's like to be a missionary

This Deseret News article from Saturday, February 28, 1987, can tell you all about what got me arrested earlier that week, but it can't tell you what it was actually like to be a reluctant 19-year-old Mormon missionary in the...  read
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Sinister Regard is a small independent press based in New York City. We publish fiction and memoirs in handsome print and electronic editions.