CubanHeel

  • Two projects: a novel called 'Hinterland' and an untitled second collection of short stories...

General details


  • CubanHeel

  • Liverpool, UK

  • Neil

  • University of Liverpool


  • English

In short

  • I'm 37 years old and have become, by accident, an independent author with two books self-published for Kindle and in paperback. 'Oblivious' which is the collection of short stories I developed here on Webook and 'The Haiku Diary' also developed here.

    I've had two academic pieces published (both with very long titles):

    "American Morality and Social Mechanics: the Meaning of Nothingness in the prose and poetry of Charles Bukowski"

    "The Historical Present: Notions of History, Time and Cultural Lineage in the Writing of Richard Brautigan"

    As of December last year, I'm officially no longer a frustrated writer. Despite never landing that publishing deal, I went and did it myself anyway and couldn't be happier that I did. I don't make any money from writing, but it isn't really about that for me anyway so I don't really care. I have found a readership (of sorts) and have met some other great indie writers going it alone.

    Oh, and despite all my reservations, I'm now blogging. You can find the inner workings of my mutilated mind here: http://neilschiller.wordpress.com/

  • I once met Benicio Del Toro at a urinal. He was looking at me strangely because I had glandular fever and my eyes had swelled. "You alright?" I asked. "Yeah" he answered, zipping his fly.

My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • Fiction: Experimental, Horror, Literary, Novella, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Short Story

    Non-Fiction: Biography, Humor, Philosophy

  • Ham on Rye
    Notes of a Dirty Old Man
    So the Wind Won't Blow it all Away
    An Unfortunate Woman
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    1984
    Coming Up For Air
    One Hundred Years of Solitude
    Ringolevio
    What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
    Slapstick
    Slaughterhouse 5
    Mother Night
    Catch 22
    The Great Gatsby
    Trainspotting
    Midnight's Children
    The Color Purple
    East Bay Grease
    Suicide Casanova
    Go
    Howl
    The Hotel Wentley Poems
    Bright Lights, Big City
    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
    A Clockwork Orange
    The Old Man and the Sea
    A Farewell to Arms
    Sputnik Sweetheart
    Loisaida - A New York Story
  • 'The Word Gang' by Mark McKenna
  • On the train
  • Two Academic articles published:

    "American Morality and Social Mechanics: the Meaning of Nothingness in the prose and poetry of Charles Bukowski"

    "The Historical Present: Notions of History, Time and Cultural Lineage in the Writing of Richard Brautigan"

    The latter of these has a similar name to my PhD Thesis which I'm hoping to get published when it's finished.
  • Fiction: Literary, Short Story

    Poetry: General

  • Tyler Durden
  • Charles Bukowski
    George Orwell
    Richard Brautigan
    Kurt Vonnegut
    Raymond Carver
    Ken Kesey
    Basho
    Issa
    Haruki Murakami
    Stephen King
    Arthur Nersesian