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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
I was born in Switzerland where my father was lead tenor with the Zurich Opera House. Raised in several different cities in Michigan and Ohio, I spent most of my adult life in California in the Bay Area. After many "odd jobs" and an itinerant trajectory, I now lead a "double (though more or less respectable) life" as an animal rights attorney, and English professor and writer. My writing life is that of the shadow self. My more visible life is consumed with gardening, politics, companion animals, etc. My favorite classes to teach involve special topics: e.g., animals and ethics, critical race theory, point of view, the literary hoax, detective novels, the novella, etc.
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer
Kyle Minor is the author of two collections of stories: In the Devil’s Territory (2008) and Praying Drunk (forthcoming, 2014). He is the winner of the 2012 Iowa Review Prize for Short Fiction and the Tara M. Kroger Prize for Short Fiction, one of Random House’s Best New Voices of 2006,and a three-time honoree in the Atlantic Monthly contest. His work has appeared in The Southern Review, The Iowa Review, Best American Mystery Stories 2008, Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers, Forty Stories: New Voices from Harper Perennial, and Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013. He has also done reporting for Esquire, and writes a biweekly audiobooks column for Salon.