Michelle Hoover teaches writing at Boston University and Grub Street. She was a finalist for the Dorothy Churchill Cappon Essay Prize and has published short stories and novel excerpts in numerous journals, including Prairie Schooner, The Massachusetts Review, Confrontation, and StoryQuarterly. She has been the Philip Roth Writer-in-Residence at Bucknell University, a MacDowell Fellow, and the 2005 winner of the PEN/New England Discovery Award for Fiction. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and published in Best New American Voices. Her debut novel, The Quickening, was shortlisted for the Center for Fiction's Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, was a Finalist for the Indies Choice Debut of 2010 and Forward Magazine's Best Literary Book of 2010, and is a 2010 Massachusetts Book Award "Must Read" pick. For more, go to www.michelle-hoover.com.
Faulkner, Woolf, Kent Haruf, Mavis Gallant, etc. The list continues forever, doesn't it?
The Quickening, a debut novel, released by Other Press in June 2010.
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