Michael Wayne Hampton

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Michael Wayne Hampton

Michael Wayne Hampton

Michael Wayne Hampton is the author of three books. His criticism, essays, fiction and poetry have appeared in The Southeast Review, McSweeney's, and Rust+Moth among many others. In 2013, he won The Deerbird Prize and in 2012 his work was nominated for inclusion in Best American Short Stories. Hampton has been a semi-finalist for the Iowa Short Fiction Prize, and a two-time finalist for the World's Best Short Story Contest. In 2014, he was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award. He can be reached via his website at michaelwaynehampton.com or on Twitter at @motelheartache