Steve Paul | Spring 2022

Steve Paul has been a writer and editor based in Kansas City for more than four decades. His long newspaper career ran a gamut from local news and politics, to long-form features on culture, crime and food, to extended stints as book review editor, architecture writer, and editorial page editor. He retired in 2016 in order to focus on books, other writing projects, photography and more. He’s the editor of Kansas City Noir, an anthology of contemporary short fiction (Akashic Books); co-editor of War + Ink: New Perspectives on Ernest Hemingway’s Early Life and Writings (Kent State University Press); the biography Hemingway at Eighteen: The Pivotal Year That Launched an American Legend (Chicago Review Press); and the biography Literary Alchemist: The Writing Life of Evan S. Connell (University of Missouri Press).