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Michael Downs

Michael Downs

Author's Bio

Michael Downs, a Hartford native, is the author of The Greatest Show: Stories, inspired by the true story of the Hartford, Conn., circus fire. His first book, House of Good Hope: A Promise for a Broken City, was a finalist in memoir for the Connecticut Book Award. He lives with his wife and their two dogs in Baltimore, Maryland, and is an assistant professor of English at Towson University.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
The Greatest Show: Stories (Louisiana State University Press, 2012), House of Good Hope (University of Nebraska Press, 2007)
Journals:
Alaska Quarterly Review, Five Points, Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Missouri Review, New Letters, River Teeth, Willow Springs, Witness
Prizes:
NEA literary fellowship in fiction, River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Fellowship, Maryland State Arts Council grant

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Listing last updated: February 1, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Hartford, CT
Raised in:
Tucson, AZ
Agent:
Esmond Harmsworth

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