Michelle Herman

Michelle Herman has two new books out this year, Dog, a short novel and The Middle of Everything, her first work of nonfiction. Herman’s earlier work includes Missing, a novel, and a collection of novellas, A New and Glorious Life. Her many awards and honors include the Harold U. Ribalow Award from Hadassah for “best Jewish book of the year” for Missing, a National Endowment for the Arts grant in fiction, a James Michener Fellowship, numerous individual artist’s grants in fiction and creative nonfiction from the Ohio Arts Council and the Greater Columbus Arts Council, and a major teaching award from the Ohio State University, where she has taught since 1988. Born and raised in Brooklyn and educated at Brooklyn College and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she lives now with her husband, still life painter Glen Holland, and their twelve-year-old daughter, Grace, in Columbus, Ohio.

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