Michael Coffey was raised in the small town of Saranac, in upstate New York. He 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 City and began a career in publishing. He has authored three books of poems; a book about baseballís perfect games; and co-edited a book about Irish immigration to America, which was a companion volume to a PBS documentary. In 2014, Michael left his full-time role as co-editorial director at Publishers Weekly to devote more time to writing and living upstate. He has two sons and is married to the artist Rebecca Smith. His first book of fiction, The Business of Naming Things, will be published in January 2015.

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