About the Author


Michelle Richmond is the author of six books, including Golden State and the New York Times bestseller The Year of Fog. Her latest story collection, Hum, received the Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize. Her new novel will be published by Bantam in 2017, with foreign editions forthcoming in 22 languages.  View all of Michelle’s novels here. A native of Alabama, she lives in Northern California with her husband and son.

Michelle’s stories and essays have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Glimmer Train, the Oxford American, Playboy, Best American Fantasy, and many other magazines and anthologies. She holds an MFA from the University of Miami, where she was a James Michener Fellow. She has taught in the Masters of Fine Arts programs in Creative Writing at the University of San Francisco and California College of the Arts, and has served as Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bowling Green State University and St. Mary’s College of Moraga. In 2012, she held the Sister Catharine Julie Cunningham Chair at Notre Dame de Namur University. She has served on the board of The Authors Guild since 2010.


Michelle is represented by Valerie Borchardt of Georges Borchardt, Inc.  For film rights, please contact Anne Borchardt. For all other rights, including foreign, please contact Valerie Borchardt.

Go here to contact Michelle.