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Michael Dahlie

Michael Dahlie is the author of The Best of Youth and A Gentleman’s Guide to Graceful Living, winner of the 2009 PEN/Hemingway Award, and he received a Whiting Award in 2010. He is an Associate Professor in Butler University’s English Department and MFA Program and he directs the Mont Blanc Writing Seminars, held every June in Chamonix, France. He lives in Indianapolis.


Books by Michael Dahlie

  1. Book CoverThe Best of Youth: A Novel

    What happens when an introverted young writer takes on a ghostwriting gig for a violent, drug-addicted Hollywood star? In the case of Henry Lang, the result is a string of outrageous disasters, but disasters that are ultimately hilarious, gripping, and deeply moving.More

  2. Book CoverA Gentleman's Guide to Graceful Living: A Novel

    “A tour filled with moments of grace and angst, and an overwhelming sense that compassion matters.” —Minneapolis Star TribuneMore