Zé Burns (pronounced “Zay”) is a writer, an avid proponent of bizarro fiction, and a lover of all things weird. Favoring the long form, he has been writing novels since his early teens, evolving from fantasy into bizarro and horror and on to his own bent of surrealism. Zé is particularly interested in the concept of reality—what is real, what is dream, what else is out there—a theme you’ll find in all his work. Writing and reading would prove life-saving as he went through a debilitating illness.
Italo Calvino, Bohumil Hrabal, Franz Kafka, and Kurt Vonnegut are his literary heroes (though he does have a guilty pleasure for the pulp authors of the early 20th century–Lovecraft, Howard, Burroughs, etc). He is a fan boy of Salvador Dalí and the Surrealist Movement.
Born and raised in Seattle, he lives with his cat Queenie, his Lucky Cat statue collection, and a mountain of books that threatens to crush him in his sleep.
You can find him on Twitter at @ZeBurns