Ron Currie

Ron Currie - Ghostwriter Tick

Portland, ME, USA

Author, editor, bibliophile. Lover of story. A sharp editorial eye, and a different perspective. I give a hoot.

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Overview

I'm an award-winning author of four novels, all of which have been published by Viking/Penguin. My books have been translated into more than fifteen languages, and have won awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the New York Public Library, and the American Library Association. In addition to fiction, I also work in memoir and narrative nonfiction, criticism, occasional journalism, and television. My shorter work has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Poets & Writers, and The Believer, and has been anthologized widely, including in the 2017 edition of the Pushcart Prize.

I'm also a teacher and editor with more than a decade's experience helping others with their books. As an editor and ghostwriter, I believe in the primacy of your voice--part of what I bring to the task is an ability to intuit what you're trying to accomplish and how, precisely, your story can best be told. Just as good fiction writers put themselves aside and assume the consciousness of their characters, good editors take a project for what it is, not for what they think it should be. Think of this as a form of mimicry, except instead of doing an impression of you in real time, I do it on the page.

I also offer a full suite of editorial and writing coach services, all of which can be fashioned to your project and budget.

I got started with editing and ghostwriting because I'd become weary of all my work being self-directed. It's simple: I care about other people's writing, I enjoy helping them make it better, and I have good instincts for doing so. Please be in touch if you think you might want to work together!
Services
Short-Form Content
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Dystopian
Humor & Comedy
Literature
Short Story

Awards

  • New York Public Library Young Lions Award
  • American Academy of Arts and Letters Metcalf Award
  • Pushcart Prize
  • American Library Association Alex Award
  • Amazon Best Books of the Year, 2009

Work experience

Author

Self-employed
July, 2007 – Present (almost 12 years)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Everything Matters!: A Novel

Ron Currie

"Startlingly talented . . . he survives the inevitable, apt comparisons to Kurt Vonnegut and writes in a tenderly mordant voice all his own." -Janet Maslin, The New York Times In this novel rich in character, Junior Thibodeau grows up in rural Maine in a time of Atari, baseball cards, pop Catholicism, and cocaine. He also knows something no one else knows-neither his exalted parents, nor his b... read more

"Startlingly talented . . . he survives the inevitable, apt comparisons to Kurt Vonnegut and writes in a tenderly mordant voice all his own." -Janet Maslin, The New York Times In this novel rich in character, Junior Thibodeau grows up in rural Maine in a time of Atari, baseball cards, pop Catholicism, and cocaine. He also knows something no one else knows-neither his exalted parents, nor his b... read more

The One-Eyed Man: A Novel

Ron Currie

From the “startlingly talented” (New York Times) author of Everything Matters!—a bold and timely novel about a grieving man dedicated to unmasking the role that lies and delusions play in our reactionary times"Nobody writing today walks the knife edge of cynicism and sentiment more bravely, intelligently and confidently than Ron Currie. By turns hilarious and heartfelt, The One-Eyed Man is a r... read more

From the “startlingly talented” (New York Times) author of Everything Matters!—a bold and timely novel about a grieving man dedicated to unmasking the role that lies and delusions play in our reactionary times"Nobody writing today walks the knife edge of cynicism and sentiment more bravely, intelligently and confidently than Ron Currie. By turns hilarious and heartfelt, The One-Eyed Man is a r... read more

Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles: A Novel

Ron Currie

A bold, arresting new work of fiction from the acclaimed author of Everything Matters! and the forthcoming novel The One-Eyed Man (March 2017)In this tour de force of imagination, Ron Currie asks why literal veracity means more to us than deeper truths, creating yet again a genre-bending novel that will at once dazzle, move, and provoke.The protagonist of Ron Currie, Jr.’s new novel has a prob... read more

A bold, arresting new work of fiction from the acclaimed author of Everything Matters! and the forthcoming novel The One-Eyed Man (March 2017)In this tour de force of imagination, Ron Currie asks why literal veracity means more to us than deeper truths, creating yet again a genre-bending novel that will at once dazzle, move, and provoke.The protagonist of Ron Currie, Jr.’s new novel has a prob... read more

God Is Dead

Ron Currie

The electrifying, "cutting-edge" (USA Today) debut work of fiction from Ron Currie, author of the forethcoming novel The One-Eyed Man (March 2017) Ron Currie’s gutsy, funny book is instantly gripping: If God takes human form and dies, what would become of life as we know it? Effortlessly combining outlandish humor with big questions about mortality, ethics, and human weakness, Ron Currie, Jr.,... read more

The electrifying, "cutting-edge" (USA Today) debut work of fiction from Ron Currie, author of the forethcoming novel The One-Eyed Man (March 2017) Ron Currie’s gutsy, funny book is instantly gripping: If God takes human form and dies, what would become of life as we know it? Effortlessly combining outlandish humor with big questions about mortality, ethics, and human weakness, Ron Currie, Jr.,... read more

The Pushcart Prize XLI: Best of the Small Presses 2017 Edition (2017 Edition) (The Pushcart Prize)

Bill Henderson, The Pushcart Prize Editors

“America’s best fiction, poetry and essays.” Billy Collins “Resounding testimony to the persistence of intelligent, creative, and compassionate expression” commented Booklist on last year’s Pushcart Prize. “A wonderful edition” said Publishers Weekly. Features appeared in The New York Times Book Review and elsewhere. Pushcart’s 41st Edition is edited with the assistance of 200 distinguished Co... read more

“America’s best fiction, poetry and essays.” Billy Collins “Resounding testimony to the persistence of intelligent, creative, and compassionate expression” commented Booklist on last year’s Pushcart Prize. “A wonderful edition” said Publishers Weekly. Features appeared in The New York Times Book Review and elsewhere. Pushcart’s 41st Edition is edited with the assistance of 200 distinguished Co... read more

New Sudden Fiction: Short-Short Stories from America and Beyond

An all-new volume―students and lovers of literature take note: this is serious writing that's fun to read. Responding to America’s love affair with the short-short, editors Robert Shapard and James Thomas searched thousands of books and magazines to select these sixty stories―each under 2,000 words, each with its own element of surprise, whether traditional, experimental, humorous, moving, or ... read more

An all-new volume―students and lovers of literature take note: this is serious writing that's fun to read. Responding to America’s love affair with the short-short, editors Robert Shapard and James Thomas searched thousands of books and magazines to select these sixty stories―each under 2,000 words, each with its own element of surprise, whether traditional, experimental, humorous, moving, or ... read more

Last Night, a Superhero Saved My Life: Neil Gaiman!! Jodi Picoult!! Brad Meltzer!! . . . and an All-Star Roster on the Caped Crusaders That Changed Their Lives

Liesa Mignogna

As broad as our exponentially growing cultural fascination with caped crusaders is, it runs just as deep as this long awaited anthology underscores. Liesa Mignogna the VP, Editorial Director at Simon Pulse and editor of this anthology can expound on the virtues of Batman (her wedding was even Batman-themed) but it's her retelling of incredibly harrowing yet ultimately inspiring encounters with... read more

As broad as our exponentially growing cultural fascination with caped crusaders is, it runs just as deep as this long awaited anthology underscores. Liesa Mignogna the VP, Editorial Director at Simon Pulse and editor of this anthology can expound on the virtues of Batman (her wedding was even Batman-themed) but it's her retelling of incredibly harrowing yet ultimately inspiring encounters with... read more

xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths

Fifty leading writers retell myths from around the world in this dazzling follow-up to the bestselling My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me. Icarus flies once more. Aztec jaguar gods again stalk the earth. An American soldier designs a new kind of Trojan horse—his cremains in a bullet. Here, in beguiling guise, are your favorite mythological figures alongside characters from Indian, Pu... read more

Fifty leading writers retell myths from around the world in this dazzling follow-up to the bestselling My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me. Icarus flies once more. Aztec jaguar gods again stalk the earth. An American soldier designs a new kind of Trojan horse—his cremains in a bullet. Here, in beguiling guise, are your favorite mythological figures alongside characters from Indian, Pu... read more

Mother Knows: 24 Tales of Motherhood

Ann Beattie, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Bausch, and twenty-one other celebrated American writers contribute to this moving anthology of fiction, compiled by the editors of the Glimmer Train literary quarterly. In the ten-plus years since Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda B. Swanson-Davies founded Glimmer Train, they have introduced an astonishing array of talented and innovative authors to a gr... read more

Ann Beattie, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Bausch, and twenty-one other celebrated American writers contribute to this moving anthology of fiction, compiled by the editors of the Glimmer Train literary quarterly. In the ten-plus years since Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda B. Swanson-Davies founded Glimmer Train, they have introduced an astonishing array of talented and innovative authors to a gr... read more

Eclectica Magazine: Best Fiction, Vol. One

Tom Dooley, Various

Award-winning online literary magazine celebrates first seven years on the web with a best fiction anthology.

Award-winning online literary magazine celebrates first seven years on the web with a best fiction anthology.

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