Areas of Expertise
- Creative writing (fiction)
- Creative writing (creative nonfiction)
- MFA, University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, 1986
- BA/BS, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, 1976
Michelle Herman is the author of the novels Missing, Dog and Devotion; the collection of novellas A New and Glorious Life; the essay collections The Middle of Everything, Stories We Tell Ourselves and Like A Song; and a book for children A Girl's Guide to Life. Her essays and short fiction have appeared in Conjunctions, American Scholar, O, the Oprah Magazine, The Southern Review, Creative Nonfiction, Redbook, Story Quarterly 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 The Ohio State University, where she has taught since 1988.
- Devotion. Outpost19, 2016.
- Like A Song. Outpost19, 2015.
- A Girl's Guide to Life. Prospecta Press, 2015.
- Stories We Tell Ourselves. University of Iowa Press, 2013.
- Dog. MacAdam/Cage, 2005 (reissued 2016 Outpost19, 2016).