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Michael Upchurch

Michael Upchurch

Michael Upchurch

Michael Upchurch grew up in England, the Netherlands and New Jersey, and has lived in Seattle since 1986. His novels include “Passive Intruder,” “The Flame Forest” and “Air,” and his short stories have appeared in Moss, Conjunctions, Foglifter, Southwest Review, Bellingham Review, Seattle Review, Golden Handcuffs Review and other periodicals. He was the staff book critic for The Seattle Times for ten years (1998-2008) and has written extensively about books and the arts for other publications, including The New York Times Book Review, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe and Washington Post. He is married to film critic John Hartl. Find out more at www.michaelupchurchauthor.com.

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The Man Who Had a Memory art
By Michael Upchurch

The scribbler interrogates a private epic. The lover plunges a personal abyss.

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Contests & Prizes

Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.

The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.

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