Alyce Miller

2000 E. 2nd StreetBloomington, IN 47401
Phone: 
812-333-2785

Author's Bio

I was born in Switzerland where my father was lead tenor with the Zurich Opera House. Raised in several different cities in Michigan and Ohio, I spent most of my adult life in California in the Bay Area. After many "odd jobs" and an itinerant trajectory, I now lead a "double (though more or less respectable) life" as an animal rights attorney, and English professor and writer. My writing life is that of the shadow self. My more visible life is consumed with gardening, politics, companion animals, etc. My favorite classes to teach involve special topics: e.g., animals and ethics, critical race theory, point of view, the literary hoax, detective novels, the novella, etc.

Publications and Prizes

Book

Water: Nine Stories
(Sarabande Books,
2008)
Stopping for Green Lights
(Anchor/Doubleday,
2000)
The Nature of Longing
(Norton,
1995)

Anthology

We the Creatures
(Dream Horse,
2003)
Crossing the Color Line
(University of South Carolina Press,
2008)
New American Essays
(New Letters,
2005)

Journal

Iowa Review
Permafrost
New England Review
Other Voices
Legal Studies Forum
PMS: poemmemoirstory
River Styx
Michigan Quarterly Review
Fourth Genre
North American Review
Glimmer Train
Kenyon Review
New Letters
Story Magazine
Story Quarterly
Harvard Review
Sun
Southern Review
Southern Review
Sun
Harvard Review
Story Quarterly
Story Magazine
New Letters
Kenyon Review
Glimmer Train
River Styx
PMS: poemmemoirstory
Legal Studies Forum
Other Voices
New England Review
Permafrost
Iowa Review
Iowa Review
Michigan Quarterly Review
Fourth Genre
North American Review
Court Green
Rattle
Seneca Review
Able Muse
The Dos Passos Review
The Alembic
Ploughshares
The Florida Review
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Kaleidoscope Review
The Santa Clara Review
The Writer's Chronicle
Brevity
Prizes: 
Mary McCarthy Prize, Flannery O'Connor Award, Lawrence Prize (Michigan Quarterly Review), Kenyon Review Prize for Literary Excellence in Fiction

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Buddhist
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Zurich, Switzerland
Raised in: 
All over

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita; Gayle Jones, Eva's Man; Laura Kipnis, Against Love; Peter Singer, Animal Liberation; bell hooks, Bone Black; Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping; James Joyce, Dubliners; Carolyn Knapp, Pack of Two; Abigail Thomas, Three Dog Life; Audre Lorde, Zami: A New Spelling of My Name; Fyodor Dostoevsky, Brothers Karamazov; Jean Genet, Thief's Journal; Lawrence Sterne, Tristram Shandy; Toni Morrison, Playing in the Dark; Toni Morrison, Jazz; Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure; Edith Wharton, Summer; Jane Austen, Emma; Joseph Mitchell, Up in the Old Hotel; Jean Rhys, Quartet; Ford Madox Ford, The Good Soldier; James Baldwin, Giovanni's Room; Julio Cortazar, Hopscotch; Elaine Brown, Taste of Power; Herman Melville, Billy Budd Henry James, Portrait of A Lady
Favorite Authors:
Charles Dickens, Edward P. Jones, Alice Munro, James Baldwin, Thomas Mann, Annie Ernaux, Flannery O'Connor, Toni Morrison, Charles Simic, Martin Espada, Rita Dove, Thomas Hardy, Naguib Mafouz, Edward Hoagland, Edward Abbey, Italo Calvino, Marguerite Duras, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Joan Didion, Truman Capote, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Jane Bowles, Octavia Butler, William Faulkner

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Listing last updated: December 31, 2013.

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