Michael Dahlie

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Michael Dahlie (born 1970) is an American novelist. He won a 2010 Whiting Award.[1]


He graduated from Colorado College, and from the University of Wisconsin–Madison with an MA in European history and from Washington University in St. Louis with an MFA in creative writing.[2] He was Booth Tarkington Writer-in-Residence, at Butler University.

His first novel, A Gentleman’s Guide to Graceful Living, won the 2009 PEN/Hemingway award. His second book, The Best of Youth, was published in 2013 by WW Norton.[3] His work has appeared in, Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, and Tin House.[4]

He lives in Indianapolis. He is married to the novelist Allison Lynn; they have one son.[5]



Short stories[edit]

  • "The Begging Chair". The Kenyon Review. Kenyon College. XXII (3/4). Fall 2000. 
  • "Young Collectors' Day". Ploughshares. Emerson College. Fall 2002. 
  • "The Children of Stromsund". Tin House. 41. Fall 2009. 
  • "The Pharmacist from Jena". Harper's. January 2012. 


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