"Korby Lenker's keen control of narrative voice is spot-on in each of these stories -- distinctive, disarming, entertaining, and completely convincing.”
- Tim O’Brien (National Book Award-winning author of The Things They Carried)
“By chance, I saw Korby play music one night and knew I had to meet him. The stories in Medium Hero are just like his songs — clever and well-crafted, with a tendency to linger in your mind long after you’ve finished reading. Very entertaining!”
- Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple
“These stories straddle a border between an Everyman’s search for meaning and a highly specialized look at modern Americana…A quick, pleasurable set of short stories that track the emotional and intellectual struggle of several young men.”
- Kirkus Reviews
Korby's first published book is a collection of short stories called
Released by Turner Publishing December 2015, Korby’s first book features twenty-seven stories culled from his fifteen years as a solo touring indie artist.
The stories are as colorful as his titles suggest — “Rat’s Dude”, “Manboy and the Mafia Table”, “Catlady” — and flourish under his descriptive, empathetic pen. From a romantic encounter turned family crisis, to a humorous eulogy for his recently deceased piano teacher, to an unlikely visit with a convicted felon in a California desert, he has distilled an unusual life into a few potent vignettes you will read more than once.
Korby is in love with the world and has the gift of making readers see things his way.
Watch Korby describe his book in this short video.