Announcements Columbia Writers Series

March Author: Lincoln Michel

Our March Author talk is with Lincoln Michel.

10am, March 3rd, 2022.

Find us on Zoom!

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Sci-fi novelist Lincoln Michel describes his newest book, The Body Scout, as a “science fiction noir baseball thriller.” Michel is a self-proclaimed genre-bender, blurring the lines of fiction through surreal and imaginative storytelling. The Body Scout takes place in the near future– a world owned by pharmaceutical companies. In this world, you find poor families living deep underground, and the ultra-wealthy in condos high above the smog line. Michel’s commentary on capitalism and technology is apparent, yet creative. The world he creates is all too easy to imagine, demonstrating the unique power of fiction.

In 2015, Michel published a book of short stories titled Upright Beasts. Each story defies simple genre classification. Excerpts from the book, and other short fictions, have been featured in The Paris Review, Granta, Tin House, NOON, Vice, and others. His essays and literary critiques have appeared in The New York Times, Buzzfeed, The Guardian, and more. Michel has a strong voice that stays true no matter which genre he is writing.

Michel currently teaches Fiction Writing at Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University. He was born in Virginia and lives in Brooklyn.

You can find out more about Lincoln Michel at his website