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Michael Nye

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Michael Nye is the author of three books: the short-story collection STRATEGIES AGAINST EXTINCTION, the novel ALL THE CASTLES BURNED, and his forthcoming collection UNTIL WE HAVE FACES (Turner Publishing, 2020).

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 American Literary Review, Boulevard, Cincinnati Review, Crab Orchard Review, Epoch, Kenyon Review, New South, 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 with his family in Columbus, Ohio, a
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I think the last four blog posts on this site have been about books I have read in a given year. I’m not sure. I kinda hit “create” without giving it too much thought, intending to paste in the list of books I read this year, hit “save draft” and worry about finishing later. I’ve done this frequently in 2020–get halfway through something and abandon it–and I’ll try not to beat myself up too much .

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All the Castles Burned

3.57 avg rating — 179 ratings — published 2018 — 4 editions
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Strategies Against Extinction

4.44 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Until We Have Faces: Stories

3.95 avg rating — 39 ratings3 editions
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My Heart Is Not Blind: On B...

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The Reed Cutter

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Maze Days

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Boulevard Nos. 82 & 83

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“I couldn't explain when exactly I noticed that my parents were living separate lives. Late in my freshman year, my history class watched a videotape of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the different coverage of the event provided on each network. I thought then about my parents. They seemed like that - separate worlds that were linked mostly by a name and divided by something solid, something like a mass of concrete, brick, and wire.”
Michael Nye, All the Castles Burned

“Years later, in college, I stumbled across the term blue blood for the first time and instantly thought of my classmates at Rockcastle who fit this description. Much the way the eye gravitates unbidden toward symmetry and beauty, I wasn't consciously aware of the allure of these boys - the ones who everyone liked but nobody knew, the ones from mysteriously wealthy families, the ones who were brilliantly smart and amazingly athletic but refused to give maximum effort in either their studies or sports. They walked with their shoulders back. Their haircuts were perfect, teeth immaculate, ties dimpled, blazers bespoke to the exact measurements of their shoulders and lean arms, their strides confident and relaxed, as if the whole world already belonged to them. In some way, it did.”
Michael Nye, All the Castles Burned

“There's nothing behind his friendliness, is there?”
Michael Nye, All the Castles Burned

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