Rich Larson | Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Rich Larson was born in West Africa, has studied in Rhode Island, and at the age of 20 now lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He’s a recent semifinalist for the Norman Mailer Poetry Prize and recipient of both the 2012 James Patrick Folinsbee Prize in Creative Writing and the 2012 Grant MacEwan Creative Writing Scholarship. In 2011 his novel Devolution was selected as a finalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. His poetry has since been published by Word Riot, YARN and Blue & Yellow Dog and is forthcoming in The Adroit Journal, while his short work appears or is forthcoming in >kill author, Bartleby Snopes, Monkeybicycle, Prick of the Spindle, The Molotov Cocktail, Short, Fast, and Deadly, Emerge Literary Journal, AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review, DSF, The Journal Of Compressed Creative Arts, Third Flatiron Publishing, FictionBrigade, birdville, Underwater New York, Isotropic Fiction, Scifia, The Claremont Review, Black Coffey Publishing, and anthologies Here Be Monsters and Futuredaze: An Anthology of YA Science Fiction. His self-published work can be found at

He hopes to one day pay his bills solely by writing.

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