Michael Downs

Department of English Towson University
Towson, MD 21252
Phone: 
443.449.5517

Author's Bio

Michael Downs, a Hartford native, is the author of The Strange and True Tale of Horace Wells, Surgeon Dentist, his debut novel from Acre Books. Earlier works include The Greatest Show: Stories, inspired by the true story of the Hartford, Conn., circus fire, and House of Good Hope: A Promise for a Broken City, named a finalist in memoir for the Connecticut Book Award. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland, and is a professor of English at Towson University.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
House of Good Hope
(University of Nebraska Press, 2007)
, The Greatest Show: Stories
(Louisiana State University Press, 2012)
, The Strange and True Tale of Horace Wells, Surgeon Dentist
(Acre Books, 2016)
Journals: 
Alaska Quarterly Review, Five Points, Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Missouri Review, New Letters, River Teeth, Sport Literate, Willow Springs, Witness
Prizes Won: 
NEA literary fellowship in fiction, River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Fellowship, Maryland State Arts Council grant, Rubys Award

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
Raised in: 
Tucson, AZ
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Last updated: Apr 21, 2018