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Interview with Michael Martone


MICHAEL MARTONE grew up in Fort Wayne, IN. He received part of his undergraduate education at Butler University before transferring to Indiana University. He received his MA from Johns Hopkins University and has taught at colleges around the country, including Warren Wilson College, Iowa State University, Harvard University, and Syracuse University. He currently lives in Tuscaloosa and teaches at the University of Alabama. He has published more than a dozen books, has won two fellowships from the NEA, and won the 1998 Associated Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction. Martone was a member of Manuscripts for a few years, and recently announced a writing grant to Butler students who wish to travel around Indiana and write about their experiences. When Martone visited campus in the fall of 2014, he was gracious enough to give an interview to Sarah Coffing and Emily Yoo.