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Michael Nye

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Michael Nye's debut short-story collection is STRATEGIES AGAINST EXTINCTION (Queen's Ferry Press, 2012).

He attended the Ohio State University, where he graduated with a B.A. in English, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where he earned his M.F.A. in creative writing.

His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Boulevard, Cincinnati Review, Crab Orchard Review, New South, Red Cedar Review, Sou’wester, and South Dakota Review, among many others. His work has been a finalist for the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in fiction and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He lives in the Midwest and works as the managing editor of The Missouri Review.

Since 2009, I have kept track of every book that I read. The file name on my computer is “Books Read in 2009,” which is kind of funny, since it actually covers books I’ve read in each of the last six years, but I can’t be bothered to name it something different. I started doing this many years ago when the writer Matt Bell started posting the books that he read. Now, if I remember ...

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Strategies Against Extinction

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Here We Go!

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Mayfly

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Boulevard Nos. 82 & 83

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The Breaks of the Game by David Halberstam
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The Breaks of the Game is widely considered one of the best books on basketball, and one I've long anticipated reading. Halberstam's book is about one season, 1979-1980, in the NBA, focused (mostly) on the Portland Trail Blazers after the departure o ...more
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This slim, stylish novella is about Luke, a single father of two children, and his anguish over his wife's death and his teenage daughter's unexpected pregnancy. An examination of the natural world and our natural state, this book is a slow simmer of ...more
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This is Minor's second story collection, and it comes with instructions. In the very beginning, the reader is told to read these stories in order. Don't skip ahead or around. It's not a novel, but one must go through the book chronologically. Why?

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