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Name  Michael Parker

Role  Short story writer
Michael Parker (novelist) httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Education  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Books  Don't Make Me Stop Now, Virginia Lovers, Towns Without Rivers, Hello Down There: A, The Geographical Cure

Michael Parker is an American short story writer, novelist and journalist.



His fiction has appeared in magazines such as Five Points, Shenandoah, Carolina Quarterly, Epoch and The Georgia Review and has been anthologized in the Pushcart Prize Stories and New Stories from the South. For his short fiction he has received two O. Henry Awards (2005, 2014).

His nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Runner's World, Trail Runner, Men's Journal, Gulf Coast, Our State, The Oxford American and other magazines.

He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina and Austin, Texas, and teaches courses in creative writing and literature at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


  • 2010 R. Hunt Parker Award for Literature
  • 2006 North Carolina Award for Literature
  • 2005 Hobson Award in Arts and Letters
  • 2004 Fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council
  • 2004 Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts
  • 1994 Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction, for The Geographical Cure
  • 1993 Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway prize, for Hello Down There
  • Works

  • Hello Down There. Scribner. 1993. ISBN 978-0-684-19424-0. 
  • Towns Without Rivers. William Morrow. 2001. ISBN 978-0-380-97860-1. 
  • Virginia Lovers. Delphinium Books. 2004. ISBN 978-1-883285-24-1. 
  • If You Want Me To Stay. Algonquin Books. 2005. ISBN 978-1-56512-484-4. 
  • The Watery Part of the World. Algonquin Books. 2011. ISBN 978-1-56512-682-4. 
  • All I Have In This World. Algonquin Books. 2014. ISBN 978-1- 61620-162-3. 
  • Short Stories

  • The Geographical Cure. C. Scribner's Sons. 1994. ISBN 978-0-684-19682-4. 
  • Don't Make Me Stop Now. Algonquin Books. 2007. ISBN 978-1-56512-485-1. 
  • •Everything, Then and Since, Bull City Press, 2017, ISBN 978-1- 4951-5767-7


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