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Kevin Maloney, author of the novel The Red-Headed Pilgrim (Two Dollar Radio)

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Kevin Maloney

ABOUT the author

Kevin Maloney is the author of The Red-Headed Pilgrim (Two Dollar Radio, 2023), Cult of Loretta (Lazy Fascist, 2015), and the story collection Horse Girl Fever  (CLASH Books, 2024). At times a TJ Maxx associate, grocery clerk, outdoor school instructor, organic farmer, electrician, high school English teacher, and teddy bear salesman, he currently works as a web developer and writer. His short stories have appeared in Hobart, Barrelhouse, Green Mountains Review, and a number of other journals and anthologies. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife Aubrey.
Find out more here: kevinmaloney.net
Instagram: @kevinrmaloney
Twitter: @kevinrmaloney

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The Red-Headed Pilgrim by Kevin MaloneyThe Red-Headed Pilgrim
"Maloney writes lush, gritty, and compact vignettes that crescendo through bizarrely particular and hectic circumstances."
—Nathan Scott McNamara, Electric Literature (on Maloney's novel Cult of Loretta)


Vol. 1 Brooklyn
: Currents Interview Series, Episode 45: Kevin Maloney | 6/17/2021
Read author Kevin Maloney's current favorites and plans in Currents, an Interview Series with Brian Alan Ellis. Topics include Frisbee golfers, Chad VanGaalen, ladybugs, Panama, greenhouses, hot tubs, and more!

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interview with Kevin Maloney | 6/15/2015
Tobias Carroll spoke with author Kevin Maloney upon the release of his book Cult of Loretta. Topics include the origin, inspiration, and process of writing the book, the Portland music scene of the late 90s, and more!

Hobart interview with author Kevin Maloney | 7/10/2015
Pat Siebel spoke with author Kevin Maloney upon the release of his book Cult of Loretta. Topics include drugs, Portland, Oregon, as a character, making an ugly world beautiful, Elliott Smith, and so much more!

ELEVEN interview with Portland writer Kevin Maloney | 11/15/2015
Scott McHale spoke with author Kevin Maloney upon the release of his book Cult of Loretta. Topics include the crafting of the book's character, Loretta, being in a band in the ’90s in Portland, the book's philosophical themes, and more!


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    I first encountered Kevin Maloney’s writing after picking up his novella The Cult of Loretta at an AWP conference several years ago, probably in Los Angeles. The prose was vibrant and hilarious and pulsed on the page; I remember tearing... Read more →

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