Michelle Richmond

Fiction Writer

San Francisco, CA 94121

Author's Bio

Michelle Richmond is the New York Times bestselling author of six novels and two story collections. Her books have been published in 30 languages. A native of Alabama, she has made her home in Northern California since 1999. In 2018 she moved to Paris, France with her family.

Literary agent: 
Valerie Borchardt of Georges Borchardt, Inc.

Publications & Prizes

Kenyon Review Readings for Writers (Kenyon Review, 2009)
Best American Fantasy (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2007)
The Wonder Test (Grove Press, 2021)
The Marriage Pact (Bantam/Dell, 2017)
Golden State (Bantam/Dell, 2014)
Hum: Stories (Fiction Collective Two, 2014)
No One You Know (Bantam/Dell, 2008)
The Year of Fog (Bantam/Dell, 2007)
Dream of the Blue Room (MacAdam/Cage, 2003)
The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress (University of Massachusetts Press, 2001)
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Prizes won: 

Truman Capte Prize for Alabama's Distinguished Writer of the Short Story (2019); Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize (2014); Palle Rosenkrantz Prize for the Best Foreign Crime Novel Published in Denmark (2017); Hillsdale Award, Fellowship of Southern Writers, 2009 Mississippi Review Prize, 2006 Associated Writing Programs Award (Grace Paley Prize), 2000; James Michener Fellowship, 1996-1998 Walker E. Dakin Fellowship, 2003

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Last update: Jan 29, 2022