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5220 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48103
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Dzanc Books is nonprofit press specializing in literary fiction and nonfiction. In addition to publishing activities, Dzanc Books also supports the Disquiet International Literary Program.



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A Spirit of Inquiry: Spotlight on Books and Mortar

Guy Intoci

This month, as part of its ongoing series honoring independent bookstores, Dzanc focused on Books and Mortar, a living, breathing, fiercely independent store devoted to filling the indie bookstore niche in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Click below for an interview with Christopher Roe, one of the store's founders. 

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Mothers and Daughters: An Excerpt from HOW TO SET YOURSELF ON FIRE

Guy Intoci

Sheila, a thirty-something adrift in a web of her own bad decisions, finds her life turned upside down when her grandmother Rosamond dies, leaving her a shoebox of old love letters penned by someone other than Sheila's grandfather. The letters spark a friendship with twelve-year-old Torrey, her neighbor, and threaten to unravel the walls Sheila has built to keep the world at bay.

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Dzanc Books Announces 2018 Prizes and Contests

Guy Intoci

Dzanc Books is pleased to announce its 2018 prizes and contest. This will mark the third year for the Prize for Fiction, which awards a $5,000 advance to the winning novel. In addition to the annual Short Story Collection Prize, this year sees the return of the Dzanc Nonfiction Prize, honoring innovative and intelligent nonfiction writing in a variety of forms.

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