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Michael Byers' "Malaria" to appear in Best American Short Stories
March 19, 2013
Michael Byers’ “Malaria”—published in the Fall 2012 issue of the Bellevue Literary Review—was recently selected by Guest Editor Elizabeth Strout to be featured in the upcoming edition of the Best American Short Stories anthology. While writings from the BLR have appeared on the Best American series notable lists over the years (including Best American Essays, Travel Writing, Non-Required Reading), this is the BLR’s first reprint in the series.
Michael Byers’ first book, The Coast of Good Intentions, was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, won the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and garnered a Whiting Writer’s Award. Long for This World won the annual fiction prize from Friends of American Writers and was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. Both were New York Times Notable Books.
Byers’ fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards; his nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Best American Travel Writing, and elsewhere. A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford, he teaches creative writing at the University of Michigan.