Michele Morano is the author of the books Like Love and Grammar Lessons: Translating a Life in Spain, and of essays published in Best American Essays; WaveForm: Twenty-First Century Essays by Women; I'll Tell You Mine: Thirty Years of Essays from the Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program; Between Song and Story: Essays from the Twenty-First Century; and The Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers of/on Creative Nonfiction. Her short work has appeared in literary journals including Fourth Genre, Ninth Letter, The Normal School, Brevity, Rusted Radishes, Fourth River, Georgia Review, and Missouri Review. She has received honors and awards from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council, the MacDowell Colony, and the American Association of University Women, among others.
Michele holds an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Iowa. She is a professor and current chair of the English Department at DePaul University and lives in Chicago with her long-term partner, their old-soul son, and two very bossy cats.