Photograph by Tyler Keith

Lee Durkee is the author of the novel Rides of the Midway (WW Norton). His stories and essays have appeared in Harper’s Magazine, The Sun, The Best of the Oxford American, Zoetrope: All Story, Tin House, New England Review, Mississippi Noir, and many other places. His second novel The Last Taxi Driver will be published in March 2020 by Tin House Books. In 2021 Scribner will publish his memoir Stalking Shakespeare, which chronicles his decade-long obsession with trying to find lost portraits of William Shakespeare and get them x-rayed. He lives in North Mississippi.

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UPCOMING BOOKS:

FROM TIN HOUSE BOOKS MARCH 2020 (pre-order links below)

“Lou Bishoff is a hero for the gig economy.” Southwest Review, Jan. 20, 2020

THE LAST TAXI DRIVER can be preordered via the following links: Square Books, Lemuria Books, Barnes & Noble, & Amazon

AND COMING OUT FROM SCRIBNER IN 2021:

AWARDED THE MISSISSIPPI ART COMMISSION GRANT FOR NONFICTION IN 2020

Moving portrait by portrait, STALKING SHAKESPEARE documents the scandalous history of Shakespeare portraits and the author’s maniacal attempts to time travel through layers of paint back into the world of the Elizabethan occult.

AVAILABLE FROM W.W. NORTON: