About Zé

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Zé Burns (pronounced “Zay”) is a writer, an avid proponent of bizarro fiction, and a lover of all things weird. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the online magazine Babou 691.

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, 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, André Breton, 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