May 26, 2016

Joe Schwartz

schwartzjoe_lgIn 2008, Joe’s Black T-Shirt: Short Stories About St. Louis was published as a personal favor for friends of Joe Schwartz.

The idea that people outside of Schwartz’s limited Midwestern world could find these dark, and occasionally personal, stories entertaining was as exciting as it was mysterious for the first-time author.

Since then, he has written two more collections of short stories as well as the novels A Season Without Rain and Adam Wolf and The Cook Brothers – A Tale of Sex, Drugs and Rock&Roll.

The kind of stories he tells have been described as “a sharp punch to the gut” and disarming “like a sunny day in Hell.”