Michael Nye

Jen Mic...
557 books | 2,068 friends

Zack Qu...
1,083 books | 125 friends

Suzanne
567 books | 516 friends

Levis K...
490 books | 402 friends

Madelei...
424 books | 370 friends

Robert ...
115 books | 253 friends

Martin Ott
656 books | 1,787 friends

Chad Pr...
542 books | 1,974 friends

More friends…

Michael Nye

Goodreads Author


Website

Twitter

Genre

Influences

Member Since
November 2008


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
...more

Until We Have Faces

In a style reminiscent of John Cheever and Alice Munro, Michael Nye’s second collection of stories, Until We Have Faces, contend with transfixing themes: marital and familial estrangement, ways of trespass, the intractable mysteries and frights of modern life, the uncertainty of knowledge and truth, the gulfs between people and the technology we use, the frailty of our economic lives?while underli

Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on January 16, 2020 09:53
Average rating: 3.79 · 240 ratings · 50 reviews · 11 distinct worksSimilar authors
All the Castles Burned

3.57 avg rating — 173 ratings — published 2018 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Strategies Against Extinction

4.45 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
My Heart Is Not Blind: On B...

4.08 avg rating — 12 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Until We Have Faces: Stories

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 4 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Reed Cutter

3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Boulevard Nos. 82 & 83

by
it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2012
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Missouri Review Vol. 34...

by
liked it 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2011
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Missouri Review (Kindre...

by
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
Boulevard Nos. 89 & 90

by
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Horror Zine Magazine Fa...

by
4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Michael Nye…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Michael’s Recent Updates

Michael Nye is now friends with Madeleine Barnes
2552434
Michael Nye entered a giveaway
The Paris Hours by Alex George
The Paris Hours
by Alex George (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee
Michael Nye rated a book it was amazing
Atypical Cells of Undetermined Significance by Brenna Womer
Rate this book
Clear rating
A terrific debut from a writer who deftly navigates between nonfiction and poetry. This hybrid collection is intimate yet confident, working through a series of memories, experience, and images that link the narrator in the here and now with the pers ...more
All the Castles Burned by Michael Nye
"All The Castles Burned is, when all is said and done, a book about the impact of absent and unengaged parenting. And somehow Nye manages to get this concept across without overwrought "life lessons," making the story a wonderfully prescient and capti" Read more of this review »
All the Castles Burned by Michael Nye
"What’s in the head of young, taciturn Owen Web? Even Web, All the Castles Burned’s narrator, doesn’t know. I was most interested in the character’s underlying and prevalent anger, which is both intrinsic to his personality and reactive to his increas" Read more of this review »
All the Castles Burned by Michael Nye
"A coming of age novel set in mid 90s Cincinnati that forces the reader to reminisce about their high school friendships no matter how good or bad they were.

At only ~330 pages, Nye expertly navigates the issues of class resentment, male friendship, pa" Read more of this review »
Michael Nye rated a book it was amazing
Deep Work by Cal Newport
Rate this book
Clear rating
A compelling, smart argument for what work that is focused, free of distractions, and cognitively feels like can achieve. Jargon-free but well-researched, Newport examines our current state of work, both for corporate and artistic gains, and why and ...more
Michael Nye rated a book really liked it
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Rate this book
Clear rating
Michael Nye is currently reading
Deep Work by Cal Newport
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Michael's books…
“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

79697 Queen's Ferry Press — 11 members — last activity Sep 20, 2012 01:12PM
Queen's Ferry Press publishes collections of literary fiction.
93196 Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum & Alexander Lumans host a Q&A — 19 members — last activity Jan 25, 2013 12:03PM
"Author Q&A with Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum and Alexander Lumans is open from January 25, 2013 to February 15, 2013. Please use this forum to ask Andrew ...more



No comments have been added yet.