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James Lewelling

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


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James Lewelling Bio

My work has appeared in Proliferations, Black Ice, The Cream City Review, Doppelganger, The Stranger, Sniper Logic, Friendly ( and elsewhere. I’ve been writing fiction since 1988. I have written two unpublished novels and am working on my third. I have worked in every menial position available in the food service industry, have tended bar at the second smallest pub in London, The Swan, lost and found files for the Bank of Paris in London, taught Berbers the Beatles on the edge of the Sahara, taught immigrants of all stripes the present perfect in Chicago and Milwaukee, been mistaken for a computer whilst conducting phone surveys, been mistaken for an asshole whilst answering complaint letters for a health insurance company, taught writing, creative writing, business writing, developmental writing, reading, Russian literature and on one occasion, algebra, and am currently making a living teaching technical writing to young basket ball playing Emirati women in the United Arab Emirates. I live in Abu Dhabi with my wife, the poet, Lisa Isaacson, and our two lovely daughters, Francie and Cissy.

My hypertext novella, Last Street, appears on Friendly #1, and the first chapter of This Guy, a work in progress, appears on Friendly #2 ( “Short and Round” an excerpt from my second unpublished novel, Moles, will be the story of the week at ( starting on June 11, 2003.

Interests: Slipstream, Dark Fiction, Experimental

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes