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Michelle Hoover

Author, BOTTOMLAND
Arlington, MA
Michelle Hoover is the Fannie Hurst Writer-in-Residence at Brandeis University and teaches at GrubStreet, where she leads the Novel Incubator program. She is a 2014 NEA Fellow and has been a Writer-in-Residence at Bucknell University, a MacDowell Fellow, and a winner of the PEN/New England Discovery Award. Her debut, The Quickening, was a Forward Magazine Best Literary Debut of 2010 pick, a finalist in the Center for Fiction's Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Award, and a 2010 Massachusetts Book Award "Must Read." Her second novel, Bottomland, was published by Grove/Atlantic in March 2016. She is a native of Iowa and lives in Boston.