In 1996 Michael Parker was a finalist for Granta‚Äôs ‚Äú20 best
American fiction writers under 40.‚ÄĚ He is the author of
Hello Down There, a New York Times Notable
Book and a finalist for the PEN/ Hemingway award; The
Geographical Cure, winner of the Sir Walter Raleigh
Award; Towns Without Rivers; and Virginia
Lovers. His work has been published in the New York
Times Magazine, the Washington Post, the
Oxford American, Five Points, and others,
and has been anthologized in The O. Henry Prize
Stories, the Pushcart Prize, and New
Stories from the South. He is a professor in the M.F.A.
writing program at University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
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Books:The Watery Part of the World, May 2011
Don't Make Me Stop Now, February 2007
If You Want Me to Stay, September 2005