Michael Golding

Author: Michael Golding

Profile: Michael Golding is an American novelist. He is well known for his novel, A Poet of the Invisible World (2015). He was born in Philadephia, PA, United States and took his education at Oxford University, Duke University and the Univeristy of California at Irvine. He started his carer as an actor and appeared in a number of Off-Broadway shows. He has co-written the screenplay for ‘Silk’ the 2007 film, which was a Featured Selection at the Toronto Film festival in the year 2007.  During the process of writing, A Poet of the Invisible World, Michael came out as gay.

Simple Prayers, his debut novel was published in 1994 and translated into 9 foreign languages. His second novel, Benjamin’s Gift was published in 1999. The 2002 Edinburgh Festival opened with Baricco’s stage play NOVECENTO.

Michael Golding has also attained good success as a screenwriter and an actor. Alfred Molina and Kiera Knightly have starred in his adaptation of the international best-seller, Silk. Presently he resides in Northern California in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas.

Writing style: Michael Golding’s genre is fiction. Michael, just like a good novelist does, makes his very own world. He conjures up a magical world indeed and treasures each and every word used in his writings. Unlike anyone else’s style, Michael’style is mystical, magical and lyrical, yet it has a firm grip on the basic human nature and on reality.

Published Texts:

1994 – Simple Prayers

1999 – Benjamin’s Gift

2015 - A Poet of the Invisible World

Awards and Acknowledgements:

2016 – Won the Ferro-Grumley Award (A Poet of the Invisible World)

2016 – Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction

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