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Michael Morris

Michael Morris

Michael Morris is a fifth generation Floridian who grew up in a small paper mill town near the Panhandle. He’s the author of A Place Called Wiregrass (Harper Collins), winner of the Catherine Marshall Foundation’s Award for Best First Novel and Slow Way Home (Harper Collins), named one of the best novels of the year by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Pat Conroy called Morris “one of my favorite Southern writers.” Southern Living declared Morris “a Southern classic.”

His latest novel, Man in the Blue Moon (Tyndale), was named one of Publisher Weekly’s best books of 2012 -- describing it as “a magical and mesmerizing page-turner…with overtones of Flannery O’Connor and the rural Florida backdrop of Their Eyes Were Watching God.Man in the Blue Moon was also a top three recommended book club read on Indie Next List. The Alabama Library Association awarded it Best Novel of 2014.

Michael’s short stories are part of the anthologies Not Safe But Good, II edited by Bret Lott, and Stories from the Blue Moon Café II, edited by Sonny Brewer.

A finalist for the Southern Book Critics Circle Award, Michael’s essays have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Dallas Morning News and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. He holds an MFA in Fiction and Playwriting from Spalding University.


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