Information about the author.
Award-winning author Bruce Holland Rogers lives and writes in Eugene, Oregon, the tie-dye capital of the world. His previous short fiction collections include Flaming Arrows and Thirteen Ways to Water. In 2004, his story “Don Ysidro” won the World Fantasy Award for short fiction.
Since January 2002, for five dollars a year, subscribers in sixty countries have been receiving short-short stories by Bruce Holland Rogers in their email boxes. The stories are an unpredictable mix of literary fiction, science fiction, fairy tales, mysteries, and work that is hard to classify. Many of the stories in The Keyhole Opera began as subscription stories and went on to be published in magazines and anthologies.
From dark fairy tales to creepy science fiction to a theological mystery set in the Old West, the mind of Bruce Holland Rogers takes you to territories of the bizarre: Wall Street, Suburbia, and Mexico. In the Nebula Award-nominated story “These Shoes Strangers Have Died Of,” a World War II veteran confronts the perpetrators and victims of genocide, and the would-be perpetrators, through his art. The title story, “Wind Over Heaven,” exposes the weird underside of the upscale restaurant business. And the 1998 Bram Stoker Award-winner “The Dead Boy at Your Window” (which also won a Pushcart Prize for literary fiction) takes readers on a journey to the land of the dead like no other.