Reminiscent of the work of Tom Perrotta, Bruce Wagner, and Michael Tolkin, Morris's Gettysburg, which centers on a Los Angeles entertainment lawyer who signs up for a Civil War re-enactment in California's Chino Valley, is at once a biting satire of Hollywood and an astute exploration of America’s present and its history.
An entertainment lawyer himself, Morris brings the main character, John Reynolds, and his Hollywood surroundings to vivid, hilarious life.
Morris's 2016 novel All Joe Knight was Longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and was an Amazon Best Book of the Month in Literature & Fiction in December 2016.
Both All Joe Knight and Morris's 2015 story collection White Man's Problems were published to rave reviews in major publications including The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Esquire, and Time. We expect similar coverage for Gettysburg.
Morris's writing has been compared to that of John Updike, Raymond Carver, and John Cheever.
Morris is an entertainment lawyer, writer, and producer with impressive credits and extensive connections in the entertainment industry. He produced the acclaimed documentary Hands on a Hardbody and was a coproducer and Tony Award winner for the hit Broadway musical The Book of Mormon.