The School of Literature, Media, and Communication recently picked author and editor Blake Butler (Science Technology, and Culture, 2004) as the School's 2018/2019 Distinguished Alumnus. He will receive the Award in March.
Blake Butler is the author of six books of fiction, including the forthcoming Alice Knott (Riverhead, 2019), 300,000,000 (Harper Perennial, 2015), Sky Saw (Tyrant Books, 2012), There is No Year (Harper Perennial, 2011), Scorch Atlas (Featherproof Books, 2009), and Ever (Calamari Press, 2009); a work of hybrid nonfiction, Nothing: A Portrait of Insomnia (Harper Perennial, 2011); and several collaborative works, including Anatomy Courses with Sean Kilpatrick and One with Vanessa Place and Christopher Higgs. His short fiction, interviews, reviews, and essays have appeared widely, including in The New York Times, Bomb, The Believer, Bookforum, The Best Bizarro Fiction of the Decade, and as an ongoing column at Vice. He is a founding editor of ‘the internet literature magazine blog of the future’ HTMLGIANT and currently works as editor of Atlanta’s local arts and letters webmag Fanzine.