.The short stories in God’s Autobio, Rolli’s debut collection, are impossible, quite probable, and everything in between. There’s a story about a man with a ridiculously huge coupon. About an elderly woman who befriends a frenzied robotic chimpanzee. An overzealous, if increasingly masochistic butler. Plus twenty-three other surreal, sublime, and satirical creations by Canadian writer/poet/artist Rolli, recipient of the John Kenneth Galbraith Literary Award, and one of the winners of the 2008/2009 Commonwealth Short Story Competition.
About the author
Rolli is a writer, illustrator and cartoonist. He is the author of two short-story collections (I Am Currently Working on a Novel and God’s Autobio), two books of poems (Mavor’s Bones: A Gothic Novel in Poems and Plum Stuff), a middle-grade story collection (Dr. Franklin’s Staticy Cat and Other Unbelievable Tales) and the forthcoming novel, The Sea-Wave (Guernica, 2016). He is the recipient of the John Kenneth Galbraith Literary Award, and his cartoons appear regularly in Reader’s Digest, Harvard Business Review, Barron’s, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Adbusters, The Oldie and Prospect.
Rolli lives in Regina.
"Rolli's short stories carry an inimitable signature of imagination, understanding and humor, delivered with a skill that is both literary and entertaining. Bravo!" --T.D. Johnston, Short Story America
"I did not expect to have this much fun reading." - PANK
"A sustained reminder of the vast potential for words in any medium, from agonising pathos up through the deepest, most beautiful, poetry and on to the lightest hilarity." - Uncustomary Book Review
"Rolli has achieved greatness with God's Autobio." - Zouch Magazine
"A must have for lovers of original and cutting edge literature." - Tuck Magazine
Profundity and hilarity pervade the collection with a feverish regularity." - Heavy Feather Review
"Crazy, sensitive, intellectual, devilish, sardonic." - The Uncustomary Book Review