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Maryse Meijer

Author of The Seventh Mansion

Maryse Meijer is the author of the story collections Heartbreaker, which was one of Electric Literature’s 25 Best Short Story Collections of 2016, and Rag, which was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Pick and a finalist for the Chicago Review of Books Award for Fiction, as well as the novella Northwood. She lives in Chicago.

Heartbreaker book cover


By Maryse Meijer, FSG Originals, 2016
In her debut story collection, Heartbreaker, Maryse Meijer, flashlight in hand, goes deep into the darkest rooms of the psyche. With gorgeously restrained and exacting prose that packs a cumulatively devastating punch, she unapologetically unmasks the violence we are willing to perform upon one another in the name of love and loneliness and the unremitting desire to survive. In doing so, she lights societal convention and reader expecta...
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Check out the cover for Maryse Meijer's RAG

Posted by Jackson Howard, July 25, 2018
The follow up to HEARTBREAKER is coming!

The Twinterview

A Conversation , Maryse & Danielle Meijer

Maryse Meijer is the author of Heartbreaker, out from FSG Originals. In an inversion of the prototypical author interview, here she asks her twin sister, Danielle Meijer, about fantasy, escapism, and finding the perfect reader. Welcome to the Twinterview.

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Rainbow Baby

Story by Maryse Meijer, Illustrations by Xander Marro

"Rainbow Baby," a story from Maryse Meijer's forthcoming collection Rag, with animations by artist Xander Marro.