Steve Amick

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Steve Amick (born 1964) is an American novelist and short story writer.

Career[edit]

Steve Amick holds a BA in English-Writing from St. Lawrence University and an MFA in Creative Writing from George Mason University.[1]

Amick's novels The Lake, the River & the Other Lake and Nothing But a Smile were published by Pantheon Books.[2] His short story appearances include Zoetrope: All-Story,[3] Playboy,[4][5] The Southern Review,[6][7] Michigan Quarterly Review,[8] McSweeney’s,[9] in the anthology The Sound of Writing,[10] and on National Public Radio.

Amick teaches at the Pacific University Low-Residency MFA creative writing program.[11]

Works[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • The Lake, the River & the Other Lake (2005)[12]
  • Nothing But a Smile (2009)[13]

Anthologies[edit]

  • Kwame Dawes, ed. When the Rewards Can Be So Great: Essays on Writing and the Writing Life. Pacific University Press. (2016)[14]
  • Keith Taylor and Laura Kasischke, eds. Ghost Writers: Contemporary Ghost Stories from Michigan. Wayne State University Press. (2011)[15]
  • Robert Shapard and James Thomas, eds. New Sudden Fiction: Short-Short Stories From America and Beyond. W. W. Norton & Company. (2007)[16]
  • Kathryn Harrison and Jeff Kass, eds. Unsquared: Ann Arbor’s Writers Unleash Their Edgiest Stories and Poems. 826michigan. (2006)[17]
  • Alan Cheuse, ed. The Sound of Writing. Anchor/Doubleday. (1991)[18]

Awards[edit]

  • Michigan Notable Book Award (2006 & 2010)[19][20]
  • Washington Post Book of the Year (2005)
  • Michigan Quarterly Review’s Lawrence Prize (2011)[8]
  • Dan Rudy Prize, George Mason University (1989)[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amick, Steve 1964--". HighBeam Research. Gale. Archived from the original on 1 January 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Steve Amick". Penguin Random House. Penguin Random House. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  3. ^ Amick, Steve. "The Measuring, 1868". Zoetrope: All-Story. American Zoetrope. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  4. ^ Amick, Steve (November 2002). "Swallowing". Playboy. 49 (11). Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  5. ^ Amick, Steve (January 2003). "Joint Custody". Playboy. 50 (7). Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  6. ^ Amick, Steve (2001). "Allie's Girl". The Southern Review (Summer 2001): 256. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  7. ^ Amick, Steve (2015). "Attractive Nuisance". The Southern Review (Autumn 2015): 655. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  8. ^ a b "MQR Announces 2011 Literary Prizes". Michigan Quarterly Review. The Regents of the University of Michigan. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  9. ^ Amick, Steve (1999). "Santa & Son". McSweeney's Quarterly Concern (3). Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  10. ^ Cheuse, Alan (October 1, 1991). The Sound of Writing. Anchor, 1st Anchor Books Ed. ISBN 978-0385416702.
  11. ^ "Faculty Biographies - Master of Fine Arts in Writing". Pacific University Oregon. Pacific University. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  12. ^ Amick, Steve (2006). The Lake, the River & the Other Lake. Random House, Inc. ISBN 978-1400079940.
  13. ^ Amick, Steve (2010). Nothing But a Smile. Random House, Inc. ISBN 978-0307390196.
  14. ^ Dawes, Kwame (2016). When the Rewards Can Be So Great: Essays on Writing and the Writing Life. Forest Grove, Oregon: Pacific University Press. ISBN 978-0-9884827-4-6.
  15. ^ Taylor, Keith; Kasischke, Laura (September 2011). Ghost Writers: Us Haunting Them, Contemporary Michigan Literature. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 9780814334744.
  16. ^ Shapard, Robert; Thomas, James (January 17, 2007). New Sudden Fiction: Short-Short Stories from America and Beyond. New York City, NY: W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 978-0393328011.
  17. ^ Harrison, Kathryn; Kass, Jeff (2006). Unsquared: Ann Arbor’s Writers Unleash Their Edgiest Stories and Poems. Ann Arbor, MI: 826michigan. ISBN 978-0977928927.
  18. ^ Cheuse, Alan (October 1, 1991). The Sound of Writing. Anchor, 1st Anchor Books Ed. ISBN 978-0385416702.
  19. ^ "2006 Michigan Notable Books". Library of Michigan. State of Michigan. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  20. ^ "2010 Michigan Notable Books". Library of Michigan. State of Michigan. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  21. ^ "Steve Amick 1964--". HighBeamResearch. Gale. Archived from the original on 1 January 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2017.

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