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Wednesday, October 9th
University Art Gallery
Michael Martone’s most recent books are Brooding: Arias, Choruses, Lullabies, Follies, Dirges, and a Duet, The Moon Over Wapakoneta: Fictions and Science Fictions from Indiana and Beyond, and Memoranda. Martone has won two Fellowships from the NEA and a grant from the Ingram Merrill Foundation. His stories have won awards in the Italian Americana fiction contest, the Florida Review Short Story Contest, the Story magazine Short, Short Story Contest, the Margaret Jones Fiction Prize of Black Ice Magazine, and the first World’s Best Short, Short Story Contest. He was awarded the Mark Twain Award by The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature. He is the winner of the Indiana Author’s Award in 2013. His stories and essays have appeared and been cited in the Pushcart Prize, The Best American Stories and The Best American Essays anthologies.
Martone was born and grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is currently a Professor at the University of Alabama and a faculty member of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.