William Orem writes about spiritual quest and philosophical questions. His stories and poems have been published in over 100 literary journals, including in The Princeton Arts Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Sou'wester and The New Formalist.

His first story collection, Zombi, You My Love, won the GLCA New Writers Award, previously given to Louise Erdrich, Sherman Alexie, Richard Ford and Alice Munro. 

His second collection, Across the River, won the Clay Reynolds Novella Prize

His first novel, Killer of Crying Deer, won the Eric Hoffer Award.
 
He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize in both poetry and fiction. 
 
His plays have been performed in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Louisville, Buffalo, San Diego, Lafayette Louisiana, Salem, and Boston, with a recent staged reading at Urban Stages in Manhattan.
 
Currently he is a Senior Writer-In-Residence at
Emerson College.


Literary fiction / drama / poetry / & science writing
Contact: williamorem@gmail.com
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"The Pope and Sex,"
in Ryder Magazine.
"Corpse Chewers: The Vampire in 
Ulysses," in James Joyce Quarterly.
Interview with Texas Review Press
on fiction writing.
Interview with Acadiana Repertory Theater director           Steven Landry on bringing 
The Seabirds to Louisiana.
             (KRVS radio)