Michael Byers is the author of story collection The Coast of Good Intentions, the novella The Broken Man and two novels, Long for This World and Percival’s Planet. His nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. A former Stegner Fellow, he directs the MFA program at the University of Michigan. 
Jul 22 2017
A Good Breath
Oh, he was a lousy fifth-grade teacher, certainly worse than any of his own teachers had been with the possible exception of Mrs. Davis, she of the pear bottom and
Dec 10 2012
The Numbers Man
Instead of setting his alarm Paul Lake decided to stay up all night. He was fifteen and had stayed up all night twice before for no reason, daring himself, mostly,
Dec 01 2010
A Conversation with Michael Byers
Interview conducted by Polly Rosenwaike. This text is not currently available online.
Dec 01 1999
The Largest Room
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Sep 01 1997
You could tell the Players Theater in Eugene had been a glamorous place in its prime, maybe back in the thirties—the chandeliers still spun in the lobby, and the big
Mar 01 1995
Andy Andy and the Wolfman
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Mar 01 1994
Settled on the Cranberry Coast
Our lives in this town are slowly improving. When Trudi grew up, in the old reservation houses, the roads were dirt and the crab factory still wheezed along, ugly and reeking. In early summer the factory stayed open all night, and the damp dirty smell of the crab cooking in its steel vats blew off the ocean, all the way to Aberdeen, even beyond, for all I knew.