Melissa Grunow

Ferndale, MI 48220

Author's Bio

Melissa Grunow is the author of Realizing River City (Tumbleweed Books, 2016). An award-winning writer and Pushcart Prize nominee, her work has appeared in Creative Nonfiction, River Teeth, Yemassee, New Plains Review, Blue Lyra Review, and Limestone, among many others. She is also a live storyteller who regularly competes in NPR's Moth StorySLAM and is a Metro Detroit 2016 Listen to Your Mother cast member. She has an MFA in creative nonfiction from National University and an MA in English from New Mexico State University. Visit her website at or follow her on Twitter at @melgrunow.

Publications and Prizes

I Don't Belong Here: Essays
(Meridian, 2018)
, Realizing River City: A Memoir
(DAOwen Publications, 2016)
Black Fox Literary Magazine, Blue Lyra Review, Eunoia Review, Limestone, New Plains Review, River Teeth, Adroit Journal, The Quotable, Wilderness House Literary Review, Yemassee
Prizes Won: 
Essay "Home" was nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize.

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Creative Nonfiction Writer
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Oak Park, MI
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Last updated: Dec 04, 2018