Michael Parker (novelist)

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Michael Parker

Michael Parker is an American short story writer, novelist and journalist.


His fiction has appeared in magazines such as Five Points, Shenandoah, Carolina Quarterly, Epoch and The Georgia Review and has been anthologized in the Pushcart Prize Stories and "New Stories from the South. For his short fiction he has received two O. Henry Awards. (2005, 2014.) His nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Runner's World, "Trail Runner," "Men's Journal," "Gulf Coast," "Our State," The Oxford American and other magazines.

He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina and Austin, Texas, and teaches courses in creative writing and literature at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.[1]


  • 2010 R. Hunt Parker Award for Literature
  • 2006 North Carolina Award for Literature
  • 2005 Hobson Award in Arts and Letters
  • 2004 Fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council
  • 2004 Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts
  • 1994 Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction, for The Geographical Cure
  • 1993 Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway prize, for Hello Down There


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