Michael Fontana

Bella Vista, AR 72715

Author's Bio

In addition to his listed fiction publications, Michael Fontana is currently at work on a novel. He has taught writing courses at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and at NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville, Arkansas. He has read in a variety settings, ranging from a public park to a university auditorium to a bar. His most important work has been in developing writing opportunities for homeless people and people living with mental illnesses.

Publications and Prizes

Alabama Literary Review, Amoskeag, Brink Magazine, Cezanne's Carrot, Christopher Street, Coal City Review, Colorado Review, Every Day Fiction, Fiction International, GHOTI, Libido, Nebo, THEMA, Wanderings, Whiskey Island, Willow Springs
Prizes Won: 
Individual Artist Fellowship, Ohio Arts Council, 1995; Older Writers Grant, Speculative Literature Foundation, 2015; Sally A. Williams Artist Fund Grant, Arkansas Arts Council, 2015.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Corona by Bushra Rehman
A Stranger on Earth: The Life and Work of Anna Kavan by Jeremy Reed
Submission by Michel Houellebecq
The Way Through Doors by Jesse Ball
The Girl in the Flammable Skirt by Aimee Bender

More Information

Listed as: 
Fiction Writer
Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Homeless people, Mentally Ill
Fluent in: 
Born in: 
Columbus, OH
Raised in: 
Columbus, OH
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Last updated: May 22, 2017