Ms. Michelle Herman

Ohio, United States

Member Since: 09/02/2008


Michelle Herman is the author of the novels Missing, Dog, and Devotion; the collection of novellas A New and Glorious Life, and the essay collections The Middle of Everything: Memoirs of Motherhood, Stories We Tell Ourselves, and Like A Song, as well as a book for children, A Girl's Guide to Life.  Other essays and short fiction have appeared in American Scholar, O, the Oprah Magazine, The Southern Review, Conjunctions, and many other journals. Her awards and honors include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a James Michener Fellowship, numerous individual artist’s fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council and the Greater Columbus Arts Council, and two major teaching awards—the University Distinguished Teaching Award and the Rodica Botoman Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring—from Ohio State, where she has taught since 1988, and where she for many years directed the MFA Program in Creative Writing and continues to direct the Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Fine Arts and a summer program for teenage writers, the Young Writers Workshop. A New Yorker by birth (and temperament), she lives in Columbus with her husband, the painter Glen Holland. She is at work now on a new novel.

Website: http://michelleherman.com/

Twitter Username: @Michelle_Herman


Publications

  • Missing (a novel) , Ohio State U Press (1990)
  • A New and Glorious Life (novellas) , Carnegie Mellon U Press (1998)
  • Dog (a novel) , MacAdam/Cage (2005)
  • The Middle of Everything (essays) , University of Nebraska Press (2005)
  • Stories We Tell Ourselves (essays) , University of Iowa Press (2013)
  • Like A Song , Outpost19 (March 2015)
  • A Girl's Guide to Life , Thought Catalog Books (January 2015)
  • Devotion: A Novel , Outpost19 (March 2016)

Awards

  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship(1986)
  • Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist's Fellowship (Nonfiction)(2004)
  • Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist's Fellowship (Nonfiction)(2009)
  • Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist's Fellowship (Fiction)(1999)
  • Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist's Fellowship (Fiction)(1989)
  • Greater Columbus Arts Council Grant in Fiction (2003)
  • Hadassah/Harold U. Ribalow Award for Best Jewish Book of the Year(1991)

Employment

  • Director at The Ohio State University MFA Program in Creative Writing (September 2011 - August 2016)
  • Professor of English (Creative Writing) at The Ohio State University (September 1988 - )
  • Director, Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Fine Arts at The Ohio State University (September 2008 - )
  • Executive and Artistic Director at Young Writers Workshop, The Ohio State University (August 2009 - )

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry/English from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (June 1976)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Fiction) from University of Iowa (June 1984)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction