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William Delman

, flash fiction, Issue 41, December 15, 2017

William Delman's work has appeared in numerous fine journals, including SciFan, Bastion, Nimrod, Salamander, The Massachusetts Review, The Literary Review, and others. New work is available or forthcoming from Little Blue Marble, The Arcanist, The Centropic Oracle, Kzine, Bette Noir and Stupefying Stories.       
     photo by  Tony Sacco of Sacco Photo                                     William lives in The Witch City, Salem, Massachusetts, with his wife Jessica
(                      and his daughter Maya. He's a graduate of the Creative Writing Program at Boston                                                                              University and holds a blue belt in Brazilian Jujitsu under Nassib Adas and Ronaldo                                                                            Campos at Fenix BJJ. 

Biography Questions
Birthday? 7/29/78
When did you start writing?  
Around the age of 12, but I started getting serious-ish around 16.
When and what and where did you first get published? 
I had a long poem published in The Times Harold Record newspaper when I was around 17. 
What themes do you like to write about?
I enjoy stories that focus on the "other people," the characters that genre fiction and comic books (I'm a big comic fan) generally push to the side, but I also find myself writing a great deal about the merciless, quiet dramas that unfold so often in subtly dysfunctional families. No matter how advanced our technologies become, I believe that as long as the human race remains human, our best and favorite stories will focus on the things that have always been at the center of our lives: the people we care about.
What books and/or stories have most resonated with you as an author? Why? How do these stories and their characters find expression in your work?
How much time do you have?

Seriously though, I'm a huge fan of my friend Nick Wolven's work, and he's had a number of wonderful pieces in F&SF, Asimov's, and Clarkesworld over the last couple years. Everyone should Google him, and find something he's written. In the last year, I've also really started enjoying the fiction podcasts produced by The Public Radio Alliance, particularly The Black Tapes. 

Other favorites include Charles Stross, Jim Butcher, Bradbury, Karen Fossum, James S. A. Corey, Ann Leckie, Junot Diaz, DFW, Pynchon, Kafka, and Sallinger. Of course, I could keep going... and don't even get me started on my favorite poets!

Facebook page?

Twitter? @DelmanWilliam (though I don't spend much time on Twitter)