Kirsten Mickelwait
Kirsten Mickelwait
Kirsten Mickelwait

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Kirsten Mickelwait

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Kirsten Mickelwait is a copywriter by day and a writer of fiction and creative nonfiction by night. She's been passionate about reading and writing for as long as she can remember​,​ but her love of literature was really ignited as an English major at UC Berkeley​,​ where she discovered James Joyce and the other expatriate writers of 1920s Paris. Her memoir​,​ The Ghost Marriage​,​ is set in the Napa Valley and is her first book. Kirsten has published a few short stories (including “Parting with Nina​,​ which won The Ledge's 2004 Fiction Award) and an ambitious first novel​,​ set in six historical periods​,​ sits in some forgotten drawer. An alumna of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers​,​ the Napa Valley Writers Conference​,​ and several other writers' workshops​,​ Kirsten is currently at work on a historical novel featuring several members of the Lost Generation.

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"A skillfully written, thought-provoking account that positively reconsiders an antagonist as an important teacher." Kirkus Reviews

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