Michelle Huneven, who will be returning this summer as fiction faculty at the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference,
writes novels and short stories, and restaurant reviews. She likes to say she writes “about people who get into trouble and t
hen get themselves out of trouble,” which, she adds, also describes her own writing process.
Her first two novels, Round Rock and Jamesland, were New York Times notable books as well as finalists for the LA Times Book Award. Her third novel, Blame, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and also a fin
alist for the LA Times Book Award. Her fourth novel, Off Course, was New York Times Editor’s Choice. Her fifth novel, Search, was published on April 26, 2022. Michelle has also received the GE Younger Writers Award, a Whiting Award for Fiction, a Guggenheim fellowship and a James Beard award for “feature writing with recipes.”
When she isn’t on faculty at the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, Huneven teaches creative writing to undergraduates at UCLA.
Read a story by Michelle Huneven: “Too Good to Be True” originally published in Harpers.
Essential Viewing: Michelle Huneven interviewed by The Country Bookshop about Search.