Man Talking:  The Official Website of Mike Heppner
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April 3, 2008

Reading at Dire Literary Series on June 6, 2008.  106 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA.
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April 21, 2008

Man Talking available on-line exclusively at

August 3, 2008

Talking Man, a sequel to Man Talking, will be published by Small Anchor Press in September 2008.  Check back for more details.

September 8, 2008

Small Anchor Press, a Brooklyn based independent press, announces the publication of Talking Man, the second in a series of four thematically linked novellas by Mike Heppner.  The book will be released on September 30 and may be pre-ordered now at  There will be a reading and book release party at Freebird Books & Goods in Brooklyn on October 3.  See for more details.

September 17, 2008

Mike Heppner will be reading from Talking Man at Newtonville Books in Newton, MA on November 13 at 7 p.m.  See for more information.

November 16, 2008

Man, the second novella (but the third to be published) in Mike Heppner's Man Talking series, will be released on December 1, 2008.  An official announcement will appear here on that date.

December 10, 2008

Mike Heppner will be reading at KGB Bar in New York on February 22, 2009.  See for more details.

December 20, 2008

Small Anchor Press has posted some of the correspondence between Mike Heppner and Small Anchor founder/publisher Jen Hyde during the making of Talking Man and Man.  Go to and click on "Interviews."

June 1, 2009

Talking Man reviewed in the June '09 issue of The Chapbook Review.

Mike Heppner's essay, "Taking It to the Streets: My Year in Guerrilla Publishing," will appear in the Sept/Oct '09 issue of Poets & Writers.

August 29, 2009

A bilingual edition of Talking Man (English/Sichuanese) is published in conjunction with Small Anchor Press and Da Shan International.

September 14, 2009

Dan Pope of Hartford, CT wins the Man Talking contest by correctly identifying the secret phrase, "Andrew Jackson."

November 16, 2009

The video of Mike Heppner traveling to Hartford, CT to award the winner of the Man Talking contest his prize is now on-line.  Click here to watch the video.

October 3, 2010

Part four of The Man Talking Project, Talking, can be read in the inaugural issue of Wild Rag Magazine, published by Mischief + Mayhem Press.

January 3, 2012

Short piece in the 2011 edition of The New Guard.  Click here to order.

April 10, 2012

The Man Talking Project will be published by Another Sky Press in the summer of 2012.  

June 8, 2012

Mike Heppner has written a new introduction to Joseph McElroy's novella, Preparations for Search, which has been published as an e-book by Dzanc.  It can be ordered here.

August 31, 2013

Now available from Kindle Singles, Mike Heppner's new novella, Nada.

January 9, 2014

Coming on 1/30/14, Mike Heppner's new collection of short fiction and essays, This Can Be Easy or Hard.  Click here to order.

April 23, 2015

Mike Heppner's first novel in nine years, We Came All This Way, will be published by Thought Catalog Books on May 26th. Click here to pre-order.

July 27, 2015

Mike Heppner has a new story, "Coasters," out with Dutch Kills Press.  Get it here.

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