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J.J. Steinfeld

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Fiction writer, poet, and playwright J. J. Steinfeld lives on Prince Edward Island, where he is patiently waiting for Godot’s arrival and a phone call from Kafka. While waiting, he has published twenty books: two novels, Our Hero in the Cradle of Confederation and Word Burials, thirteen short story collections—The Apostate's Tattoo, Forms of Captivity and Escape, Unmapped Dreams, The Miraculous Hand and Other Stories, Dancing at the Club Holocaust, Disturbing Identities, Should the Word Hell Be Capitalized?, Anton Chekhov Was Never in Charlottetown, Would You Hide Me?, A Glass Shard and Memory, Madhouses in Heaven/Castles in Hell, An Unauthorized Biography of Being, and Gregor Samsa Was Never in The Beatles—and five poetry collections, An Affection for Precipices, Misshapenness, Identity Dreams and Memory Sounds, Absurdity, Woe Is Me, Glory Be, and A Visit to the Kafka Café, and over fifty of his one-act plays and a handful of full-length plays have been performed in Canada and the United States, including the full-length plays The Franz Kafka Therapy Session, The Golden Age of Monsters, and A Television-Watching Artist; the one-act plays Godot’s Leafless Tree, The Waiting Ends, A Question of Eternity, The Entrance-or-Not Barroom, The Word-Lover, Laugh for Sanity, Back to Back, More Than Money, Imaginative Drinking, A Play of Disbelief, Memory Sounds, and In a Washroom of a Prestigious Art; and the radio plays In Becky's Name, A New Map, The Professor's Ashes, and Diogenes’ Lantern.

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