Rabb Graduate Center, 231
DegreesU Mass Amherst, M.F.A.
ExpertiseNonfiction and Fiction Writing, including the short story and novel. Contemporary and Modern Literature.
ProfileMichelle Hoover teaches writing at Brandies University and GrubStreet, where she co-founded the Novel Incubator, a year-long intensive in the novel. Her debut, The Quickening, was shortlisted for the Center for Fiction's Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize and is a 2010 Massachusetts Book Award "Must Read" pick. She is a 2014 National Endowment of the Arts Fellow, awarded for her second novel, Bottomland, which was published by Grove/Atlantic in 2016. In the fall of 2014, she joined the creative writing department at Brandeis as the Fannie Hurst Writer in Residence. For more, go to www.michelle-hoover.com. Webpage
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Awards and Honors
National Endowment of the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship (2014)
Hoover, Michelle. "Remembering the Storyteller of Damascus, Before the War: Michelle Hoover, in a Syria That Once Was." Literary Hub (2016): <http://lithub.com/remembering-the-storyteller-of-damascus-before-the-war/>.
Hoover, Michelle. "Ten Great Novels of the Rural, a Reading List by Michelle Hoover." Electric Literature (2016): <http://electricliterature.com/10-great-novels-of-the-rural-a-reading-list-by-michelle-hoover-author-of-bottomland/>.
Hoover, Michelle. "When America Turns on its Hyphenated Citizens: Michelle Hoover on Early 20th-Century Anti-German Hysteria." Literary Hub (2016): <http://lithub.com/when-america-turns-on-its-hyphenated-citizens/>.
Hoover, Michelle. Bottomland. 1st ed. New York: Grove/Atlantic, 2016.