Michael Knight

Michael Knight

Michael Knight (fiction) is the author of the novels At Briarwood School for Girls (forthcoming in April 2019), The Typist, and Divining Rod; the short-story collections Dogfight and Other StoriesGoodnight, Nobody, and Eveningland; and the book of novellas The Holiday Season. His novel, The Typist, was listed as a Best Book of the Year by several publications, including The Huffington Post and Kansas City Star. His most recent collection, Eveningland, was selected as a New York Times Editor's Choice Pick and awarded the Truman Capote Prize for Short Fiction and the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Prize for Fiction. His short stories have appeared in magazines and journals including The New YorkerOxford AmericanThe Paris ReviewPloughsharesSewanee ReviewThe Saturday Evening PostThe Southern Review, and Virginia Quarterly Review, and have been anthologized in Best American Mystery Stories and New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best. Knight is the recipient of a special citation from the PEN/Hemingway Foundation and the Fellowship of Southern Writers' Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction. Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Knight teaches creative writing at the University of Tennessee and lives in Knoxville with his family.