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Fiction writer MICHELLE HERMAN is the author of the collection of novellas, A New and Glorious Life (1998). She wrote her first book, Missing (1990), while living in Omaha. The book was awarded the Harold U. Ribalow Prize for "best Jewish fiction" and was selected as one of the 25 Best Books of the Year by VLS, the literary supplement of The Village Voice. Her most recent book is The Middle of Everything: Memoirs of Motherhood (U of Nebraska P, 2005). A novella, Dog, is due out from Macadam/Cage Publishing later in 2005. Her many awards and honors include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a James Michener Fellowship, the Greater Columbus Arts Council grant, and three Individual Artist's Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council, in both fiction and nonfiction. Her stories, novellas, and essays have appeared in many literary journals and have been anthologized in such collections as Twenty Under Thirty: Best Stories by America's New Young Writers and Jewish-American Fiction: A Century of Stories. She is co-editor, with Kathy Fagan, of The Journal, OSU's literary magazine. Educated at Brooklyn College and the University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop, she has taught at Ohio State University, where she was one of the creators of the MFA program in Creative Writing and the former director of the program. She lives in Clintonville with her husband, still life painter Glen Holland, and their ten-year-old daughter, Grace.

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