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Michael Craft is the author of 19 novels, four of which have been honored as finalists for Lambda Literary Awards. His 2019 mystery, ChoirMaster, was a 2020 Gold Winner of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award, and his 2022 Dante & Jazz mystery, Desert Getaway, was a 2023 MWA Edgar nominee for the Lilian Jackson Braun Memorial Award. In addition, he is the author of two produced plays, and his prize-winning short fiction has appeared in British as well as American literary journals.
Craft grew up in Illinois and spent his middle years in Wisconsin, which inspired the fictitious setting of many of his prior books. He holds an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles, and now lives in Rancho Mirage, California, near Palm Springs, which is the setting of his current Dante & Jazz mystery series.
In 2017, Michael Craft’s professional papers were acquired by the Special Collections Department of the Rivera Library at the University of California, Riverside. A comprehensive archive of his manuscripts, working notes, correspondence, and other relevant documents, along with every edition of his completed works, is now cataloged and made available for both scholarly research and public enjoyment.
Visit the author’s website at www.michaelcraft.com.