Michael A. Martone
Michael A. Martone (born 1955, Fort Wayne, Indiana) is a professor at The Program in Creative Writing at the University of Alabama, where he has been teaching since 1996. He is the author of more than a dozen books. His 2005 work, Michael Martone, is an investigation of form and autobiography. It was originally written as a series of contributor's notes for various publications. His literary forte is "false biographies."
Martone attended Butler University and graduated from Indiana University. He holds a MA from the Writing Seminars of Johns Hopkins University. He has been a faculty member of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, and has taught at Iowa State University, Harvard University and Syracuse University.
He lives in Tuscaloosa with his wife, the poet Theresa Pappas. The couple has two sons.
- (1977) At a Loss (fiction)
- (1984) Alive and Dead in Indiana (fiction)
- (1985) Return to Powers (nonfiction)
- (1988) Safety Patrol (fiction)
- (1988) A Place of Sense: Pieces of the Midwest (editor of nonfiction anthology)
- (1990) Fort Wayne Is Seventh on Hitler’s List (fiction)
- (1992) Townships: Pieces of the Midwest (editor of nonfiction anthology)
- (1992) Fort Wayne Is Seventh on Hitler’s List [Revised and Expanded] (fiction)
- (1994) Pensées: The Thoughts of Dan Quayle (fiction)
- (1995) Seeing Eye (fiction)
- (1999) The Flatness and Other Landscapes (nonfiction)
- (1999) The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction: Fifty North American American Stories Since 1970 (editor with Lex Williford of fiction anthology)
- (2001) The Blue Guide to Indiana (ISBN 1-57366-095-7) (fiction)
- (2002) 101 Damnations (ISBN 0-312-28480-2) (contributor)
- (2003) Extreme Fiction: Fabulists and Formalists (editor with Robin Hemley of fiction anthology)
- (2005) Michael Martone (fiction)
- (2005) Unconventions: Attempting the Art of Craft and the Craft of Art (nonfiction)
- (2006) Night Terrors: An Introduction to Zombigaze (meta-biography)
- (2006) Rules of Thumb: 73 Authors Reveal Their Fiction Writing Fixations (editor of anthology)
- (2007) Double-Wide: Collected Fiction of Michael Martone (fiction)
- (2008) Racing in Place: Collages, Fragments, Postcards, Ruins (nonfiction)
- (2009) Not Normal, Illinois: Peculiar Fictions from the Flyover (editor of fiction anthology)
- (2011) Four for a Quarter: Fictions (fiction)
- (2013) Five for Ten Cents: A Less Expensive, Dimestore Edition of Four for a Quarter (fiction, rumored)
- (2013) Fifty for a Nickel: Ruminating Poems on 'Four for a Quarter' and a Couple on Rumi (poems, rumored)
Martone won the 1998 Associated Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction for his book Flatness and Other Landscapes published by University of Georgia Press.