Bookplanet: Read this guy, he needs you
A very touching story in the NY Times about a writer who's real good but largely unread. Hey, do something. Buy, or at least, one of his books. He sounds damn good.
"Mr. Stern, 58, has been publishing short stories and novels for almost a quarter century. He has received critical praise in the places that matter, won his share of prizes and is devoted to his work. But he remains largely unknown to readers at a time when even the most gifted writer, if he does not sell well, may have difficulty finding a publisher for his next book. And Mr. Stern is not alone; there are a number of talented contemporaries - Richard Bausch, Cris Mazza, Steve Katz and David Markson, for example - who have yet to find a wide readership." More here.
Maybe these other names are worth checking out, too.