Uncategorized | April 04, 2004

The Missouri Review is hosting a dinner tonight for author Michael Byers. Byers was a previous TMR Editors’ Prize winner in fiction for his story “Settled on the Cranberry Coast,” his first publication ever, and the author of three stories, “The Largest Room,” “Wizard,” and “Andy Andy and the Wolfman” that have appeared in TMR over the years. His debut novel, Long for This World, has just been published from Houghton Mifflin, and you can read TMR‘s review of it here. The book was featured on the History Channel’s “Mavericks, Miracles, and Medicine.”

Byers is also author of the short story collection The Coast of Good Intentions, which won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the Academy of American Arts and Letters. He has also won a Whiting Foundation Award and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Prize. His stories have been selected for both Best American Short Stories and The O’Henry Awards.