Michael A. Martone

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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."[1]


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.[2]

He lives in Tuscaloosa with his wife, the poet Theresa Pappas. The couple has two sons.[1]



Martone won the 1998 Associated Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction for his book Flatness and Other Landscapes published by University of Georgia Press.[3]


  1. ^ a b ""Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-12-12. Retrieved 2012-07-25. ", Superstition Review, Fall, 2009
  2. ^ "Michael Martone". The University of Alabama English Department. Retrieved 2018-05-07. 
  3. ^ Williford, Lex (1999). The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction. New York: Scribner Paperpack Fiction. pp. Back Cover. ISBN 0-684-85796-0. 

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