Michael A. Martone
Michael A. Martone (born 1955 in 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.
- At a Loss, 1977 (prose poems)
- Alive and Dead in Indiana, 1984 (fiction)
- Return to Powers, 1985 (nonfiction)
- Safety Patrol, 1988 (fiction)
- A Place of Sense: Pieces of the Midwest, 1988 (editor of nonfiction anthology)
- Fort Wayne Is Seventh on Hitler’s List, 1990 (fiction)
- Townships: Pieces of the Midwest, 1992 (editor of nonfiction anthology)
- Fort Wayne Is Seventh on Hitler’s List [Revised and Expanded], 1992 (fiction)
- Pensées: The Thoughts of Dan Quayle, 1994 (fiction)
- Seeing Eye, 1995 (fiction)
- The Flatness and Other Landscapes, 1999 (nonfiction)
- The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction: Fifty North American American Stories Since 1970, 1999 (editor with Lex Williford of fiction anthology)
- The Blue Guide to Indiana. ISBN 1573660957. OCLC 46401580.
- 101 Damnations: The Humorists' Tour of Personal Hells. New York: Thomas Dunne Books. 2002. ISBN 0312284802. OCLC 48655651. (contributor)
- Extreme Fiction: Fabulists and Formalists, 2003 (editor with Robin Hemley of fiction anthology)
- Michael Martone. Normal. Illinois: Fiction Collective 2. 2005. ISBN 1573661260. OCLC 61131775.
- Unconventions: Attempting the Art of Craft and the Craft of Art, 2005 (nonfiction)
- Night Terrors: An Introduction to Zombigaze, 2006 (meta-biography)
- Rules of Thumb: 73 Authors Reveal Their Fiction Writing Fixations, 2006 (editor of anthology)
- Double-Wide: Collected Fiction of Michael Martone, 2007 (fiction)
- Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction, 2007 (editor with Lex Williford)
- Racing in Place: Collages, Fragments, Postcards, Ruins, 2008 (nonfiction)
- Not Normal, Illinois: Peculiar Fictions from the Flyover, 2009 (editor of fiction anthology)
- Four for a Quarter: Fictions. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press. 2011. ISBN 9781573668279. OCLC 772845458.
- Memoranda. 2015. ISBN 9781495157622. OCLC 951955497.
- Winesburg, Indiana: A Fork River Anthology. 2015. ISBN 9780253017345. OCLC 913869303.
- Brooding: Arias, Choruses, Lullabies, Follies, Dirges, and a Duet. 2018. ISBN 9780820353074. OCLC 1005849629.
- The Moon over Wapakoneta: Fictions & Science Fictions from Indiana & Beyond. ISBN 9781573660686. OCLC 1028610732.
Martone won the 1998 Associated Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction for his book Flatness and Other Landscapes published by University of Georgia Press.
- ""Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-12-12. Retrieved 2012-07-25.", Superstition Review, Fall, 2009
- "Michael Martone". The University of Alabama English Department. Retrieved 2018-05-07.
- Williford, Lex (1999). The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction. New York: Scribner Paperpack Fiction. pp. Back Cover. ISBN 0-684-85796-0.