Michael Knight is the author of the novels The Typist and Divining Rod, the short story collections Dogfight and Other Stories, Goodnight, Nobody, and Eveningland, and the book of novellas The Holiday Season. His most recent novel, The Typist (2010), 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 (2017), has been selected as a New York Times Editor's Choice Pick and awarded the Truman Capote Prize for Short Fiction. His short stories have appeared in magazines and journals including The New Yorker, Oxford American, Paris Review, Ploughshares, The Sewanee Review, The Saturday Evening Post, The 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.