Julia Elliott’s fiction has appeared in Tin House, the Georgia Review, Conjunctions, Fence and other publications. She has won a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award, and her stories have been anthologized in Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, Best American Fantasy, and Best American Short Stories. Her debut story collection, The Wilds, was chosen by Kirkus, BuzzFeed, Book Riot, and Electric Literature as one of the Best Books of 2014 and was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. She is currently working on a novel about hamadryas baboons, a species she has studied as an amateur primatologist. She teaches English and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, where she lives with her daughter and husband. She and her spouse, John Dennis, are founding members of the music collective Grey Egg.
“[The New and Improved Romie Futch] reminds the cynical, seen-it-all reader sometimes strangeness is enough. Elliott’s work . . . contains brilliance.” —Kirkus
“Never a dull moment . . .The novel’s neatest trick is aligning Romie’s distress over his own future . . . with broader anxieties about what environmental and technological monstrosities the 21st century may bring.” —Publishers Weekly
“In her debut novel, South Carolina author Julia Elliott takes us on a freewheeling, Pynchonian adventure through the American South. Read Romie Futch, and you, too, will find yourself newly improved.” Michael, Annie Bloom’s Books
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