“In prose shimmering with intelligence and compassion, Michelle Latiolais dissects the essentials of everyday life to find the heartbeat within. [Her work] reveals an author with that rare eye which is at once both clinical and poetic.”

Alice Sebold, author of The Almost Moon and The Lovely Bones

Michelle Latiolais

Michelle Latiolais is the author of Widow, a collection of stories shortlisted for The Believer Book Award; the novel A Proper Knowledge; and the novel Even Now, which received the Gold Medal for Fiction from the Commonwealth Club of California. She is a Professor of English at the University of California at Irvine where she co-directs the Programs In Writing. She lives in Los Angeles.

WordTheatre presents actress Jessalyn Gilsig reading “Boys,” a short story from Michelle Latiolais’ Widow