Jen Michalski is author of the novel The Tide King, winner of the 2012 Big Moose Prize. She is the author of two collections of fiction, From Here and Close Encounters, and a collection of novellas, Could You Be With Her Now. In 2013 she was named one of "50 Women to Watch" by The Baltimore Sun and won a "Best of Baltimore" for Best Writer from Baltimore Magazine. She is the founding editor of the literary quarterly jmww and host of The Starts Here! Reading Series and the biannual Lit Show. She lives in Baltimore, MD

Forthcoming


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Could You Be With Her Now (Dzanc Books, January 2013)



The Tide King (Black Lawrence Press, June 2013)

From Here (Aqueous Books, September 2014)


The Sunday Rumpus Book Review of From Here

So excited to see From Here reviewed by Heather Partington in this past Sunday's Rumpus Book Review! I have been such a fan of the site for the last five years (even while writing for its semi-competitor, The Nervous Breakdown), and it's a dream come true to see my name on the site (with such kind words from Partington, to boot):
Many authors’ stories blend together across a collection; they struggle to convey a unique voice in each piece. Not so with Jen Michalski’s From Here. Though her characters share common experiences—dashed hopes, disappointments, misunderstanding by loved ones—the voice in each story of From Here is fresh and specific.
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Jen Michalski excels in subtlety that is made possible by her nuanced understanding of voice.
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