Micah Nathan

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Micah Nathan
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BornLos Angeles, California
OccupationNovelist, short-story writer, essayist
Notable worksGods of Aberdeen (2005), Losing Graceland (2011), Jack the Bastard and Other Stories (2012)
Notable awardsSaul Bellow Prize for Fiction (2010); Winner: Associated Press Short Essay Award (2008); Finalist: Tobias Wolff Award for Short Fiction (2008); Finalist: Innovative Fiction Award (2009)

Micah Nathan is an American writer. His debut novel, Gods of Aberdeen, was published in 2005 by Simon & Schuster.[1] Nathan's second novel, Losing Graceland, (Broadway) published in 2011, was called "a blend of the ironic and the painfully sincere" by the Washington Post,[2] while the Boston Globe referred to its "low-rent variations on a Homeric theme, antic originality, and the near-magic realism of Elvis as a geriatric Ulysses."[3]

In 2012 Nathan published Jack the Bastard and Other Stories, a short story collection with illustrations by Russ Nicholson, Phil Noto, Tradd Moore, and Michael Allred. Fat Possum Records released a limited edition soundtrack for the book, featuring tracks by The Black Keys and Townes Van Zandt. Nathan has worked as a creative consultant and writer for several best-selling mobile games, including Shadowgun and Dead Trigger.

Nathan is a contributor to Vanity Fair, and his essays and short fiction have appeared in The Paris Review, Kinfolk, The Best American Mystery Stories, Boston Globe Magazine, Post Road, Bellingham Review, Glimmer Train, The Gettysburg Review, and Commonweal. During his time as fiction editor for LEMON Magazine, the publication won a 2013 D&AD Award,[4] he received his MFA from Boston University, where he was awarded the 2010 Saul Bellow Prize.[5] Nathan has taught at the Museum School, Boston University, Kingston University (UK), and is currently a lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


  1. ^ "Searched for: micah nathan". http://nl.newsbank.com. Retrieved 1 October 2013. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Lindgren, Michael (2011-03-15). "Book review: 'Losing Graceland' by Micah Nathan - Washington Post". Articles.washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2013-10-01.
  3. ^ "Losing Graceland". Micahnathan.com. Retrieved 2013-10-01.
  4. ^ https://www.dandad.org/awards/professional/2013/magazine-newspaper-design/19791/lemon-king-of-pop/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Local author publishes collection of short stories - Holliston, MA - Holliston TAB". Wickedlocal.com. 2012-08-17. Retrieved 2013-10-01.

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