MICAH DEAN HICKS

February 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Micah Dean Hicks will read from Break the Bodies Haunt the Bones. This genre-crossing novel that portrays changing American towns and vanishing ways of life through contemporary science fiction and fantasy. “Hick’s wildly atmospheric and unsettling debut is a heady fusion of horror, Southern gothic, and timely social commentary… Fans of the macabre will be enthralled.” —Publishers Weekly

Micah Dean Hicks is the author of Electricity and Other Dreams, a collection of dark fairy tales and bizarre fables that won the 2012 New American Fiction Prize. He is also the winner of the 2014 Calvino Prize judged by Robert Coover, the 2016 Arts and Letters Prize judged by Kate Christensen, and the 2015 Wabash Prize judged by Kelly Link. His stories and essays have appeared in dozens of magazines ranging from the New York Times to Lightspeed to the Kenyon Review. He teaches creative writing at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.