Michael Cisco

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Michael Cisco
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Born (1970-10-13) October 13, 1970 (age 45)
New York City, New York, United States (current residence)
Occupation Novelist, Short story writer, Academic
Nationality American
Period 1999—Present
Genre Horror fiction, Dark fantasy

Michael Cisco (born October 13, 1970) is an American writer, teacher, and translator currently living in New York City. He is best known for his first novel, The Divinity Student, winner of the International Horror Guild Award for Best First Novel of 1999. His novel, The Great Lover, was nominated for the 2011 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel of the Year, and declared the Best Weird Novel of 2011 by the Weird Fiction Review.[1] He has described his work as "de-genred" fiction.[2]


Cisco's work can also be found in The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases, Album Zutique, Leviathan III, Leviathan IV, Phantom, Lovecraft Unbound, Last Drink Bird Head, Cinnabar's Gnosis: A Homage to Gustav Meyrink, Black Wings, The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, The Master in the Cafe Morphine: A Homage to Mikhail Bulgakov, Blood and Other Cravings, DADAOISM, This Hermetic Legislature: A Homage to Bruno Schulz, and The Weird.

His essay on author Sadeq Hedayat, "Eternal Recurrence in The Blind Owl," appeared in the journal, Iranian Studies[3] Other critical articles by Cisco have appeared in The New Weird, The Encyclopedia of the Vampire, The Weird Fiction Review, and Lovecraft Studies.

Cisco's novel The Great Lover was nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award in 2012.

Samples of his work, including readings, can be found on his website, Prostetic Libido. [4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Weird Fiction Review
  2. ^ Moreland, Sean (2013-11-22). "An Interview with Michael Cisco". Postscripts to Darkness. 
  3. ^ Iranian Studies[dead link] (2010) ISSN: 1475-4819 (electronic) 0021-0862 (paper)
  4. ^ Prostetic Libido

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