Michael Lowenthal is the author of three novels: The Same Embrace (Dutton, 1998), Avoidance (Graywolf Press, 2002), and Charity Girl (Houghton Mifflin, 2007), which was a New York Times Book Review "Editors' Choice" selection and a BookSense Top Twenty Pick. His stories and essays have appeared in publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Esquire.com, The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, Tin House, and Nerve.com, and have been anthologized in more than a dozen books, including Best New American Voices 2005 and Lost Tribe: Jewish Fiction from the Edge. Lowenthal has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf and Wesleyan writers' conferences, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, the Hawthornden International Retreat for Writers in Scotland, and the Sacatar Foundation in Brazil. A member of the Executive Board of the literary human rights organization PEN New England, he lives in Boston, where he taught creative writing for many years at Boston College. He now teaches fiction in the low-residency MFA program at Lesley University. He can be reached at http://www.michaellowenthal.com/.
Mitchell S. Waters
Houghton Mifflin, Graywolf Press, Dutton/Plume
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