Bio

Michael Nye is the author of the story collection STRATEGIES AGAINST EXTINCTION (Queen’s Ferry Press, 2012) and the novel ALL THE CASTLES BURNED, forthcoming from Turner Publishing in February 2018.

He was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended the Ohio State University, where he graduated with a BA in English Literature, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where he earned his MFA in creative writing.

His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in American Literary Review, Boulevard, Cincinnati Review, Crab Orchard Review, EpochKenyon ReviewNew South, Normal SchoolSou’wester, and South Dakota Review, among many others. His work has been a finalist for the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in fiction and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He and his wife live in Washington D.C.

Fiction
Nonfiction
  • “Why I Write” (Stymie)
  • “For The Love of the Cliche; Or, Why I Dislike Sports Movies” (LitBridge)
  • “Five Easy Ways to Publicize and Promote Your Book” (Writer’s Digest)
Interviews

Reading

  • River Styx at the Tavern. My reading in St. Louis with my old pals at River Styx is online. The whole thing is pretty fantastic, and Alison Pelegrin’s poetry is wonderful, but if you’re impatient, hop to the twenty-eight-minute mark to watch the whole thing. I read my story “Beauty in the Age of Chaos and Savagery” (Kenyon Review)
  • Oh, and KR fiction editor Caitlin Horrocks explains why she selected my story for publication.
Other Good Stuff

Author photo by Maura Lammers