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Michael Coffey – The Business of Naming Things

Late Night Conversation, hosted by Erika Anderson

This week Erika talks to author, poet, and editor Michael Coffey. Michael’s most recent work and fiction debut, The Business of Naming Things, is a book of eight stories exploring family, abandonment, identity, and (dis)connection. In this episode, Michael talks to Erika about masculinity, faith, and identity.

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MICHAEL COFFEY received a B.A. in English from the University of Notre Dame and an M.A. from Leeds University in Anglo-Irish Literature. After university, he moved to New York and began a career in publishing. He is the author of three books of poems and 27 Men Out, a book about baseball’s perfect games. He also co-edited The Irish in America, a book about Irish immigration to America, which was a companion volume to a PBS documentary series. The former co-editorial director of Publishers Weekly, he now divides his time between Manhattan and Bolton Landing, New York. The Business of Naming Things is his first work of fiction.

Posted on: April 28, 2015 · Homepage, Late Night Conversation, Podcasts, Uncategorized ·Tags: , , , , , .

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