When Ryan Call’s debut book, The Weather Stations, appeared this year from Caketrain, it brought together stories in which the main character is the weather — a dominant, living, all powerful force. The Whiting Selectors saw that Mr. Call had “created an entirely new fabric, a parallel universe, slyly allegorical and unlike anything else being published.” These stories had previously appeared in Hobart, The Lifted Brow, The Collagist, The Los Angeles Review, and elsewhere. Mr. Call was born in Utah on Hill Air Force Base, and has a B.A. from Rhodes College in Memphis as well as a M.F.A. from George Mason University. He has taught at University of Houston and George Mason University. He now lives in Houston, where he is a contributor at HTMLGIANT, an “internet literature magazine blog of the future,” as well as a teacher at Episcopal High School.
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