Michael Paterniti is the author of two New York Times bestselling books, The Telling Room (picked as one of the best books of the year by NPR, Entertainment Weekly, The Christian Science Monitor, and Kirkus) and Driving Mr. Albert (picked as a New York Times Notable Book). His essay collection, Love and Other Ways of Dying, was released earlier this year.
His work has appeared in publications including The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Harper’s, Esquire, and GQ, where he is a correspondent. He’s the winner of an NEA grant and National Magazine Award for Feature Writing, as well as fellowships from the MacDowell Colony.
He is the co-founder of a children’s writing center in Portland, Maine, where he lives with his wife, the writer Sara Corbett, and their three children.