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D. Harlan Wilson

East Lansing, Michigan, United States

D. Harlan Wilson is a Michigan-based writer of irreal fiction. He has published nearly 100 stories in magazines and anthologies throughout the world.

In 1997 Wilson received a M.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts-Boston, and in 1998 he received a M.A. in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool. Prior to that he worked as an international salesman and a model and actor. Currently he teaches literature at Michigan State University while working on his Ph.D. dissertation, Anatomy of a Scream: Capitalizm, God Complexes and the Cult of the Image in Contemporary Fiction and Film, a study of how certain postmodern texts represent the pathology that contemporary image-culture invokes in the human condition.

In 2001, Eraserhead Press released Wilson's first full-length book, a collection of 44 short stories called THE KAFKA EFFEKT. In 2003, he published another collection called STRANGER ON THE LOOSE. Wilson is also the author of 4 ELLIPSES, IRREALITIES, and the upcoming PSEUDOFOLLICULITIS CITY.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • Stranger on the Loose
  • The Kafka Effekt
  • Irrealities
  • 4 Ellipses