Georgia Writers Museu

  Every story starts somewhere...

2018 Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Inductee and

Georgia Author of the Year


Michael Bishop

Sunday December 8


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About the Books

Other Arms Reach Out to Me: Georgia Stories

This recent collection of short stories showcases Bishop’s talents in writing mainstream contemporary works. Of the 15 tales, only two are classified as sci fi or fantasy. The rest are, in Bishop’s words, “mostly realistic” and feature the same kind of characters and situations as did fellow Georgian author Flannery O’Connor, who specialized in writing darkly humorous short stories set in Georgia.

The City and the Cygnets

This collection of stories elliptically chronicle the life of [an alternative] Atlanta, Georgia, 2000-2070. Beneath a huge artificial dome that blocks out the stars, hierarchically stashed on nine subterranean levels with computer-controlled simulations of weather and seasonal change, the citizens of this grim, bureaucracy-ridden sardine tin . . . contrive not just to endure but to prevail…” – Kirkus Review

About the Author

This award-winning American writer has created a body of work that stands among the most admired in modern sci-fi & fantasy literature.  

He is also widely known as a Southern author, specifically a Georgia author, of mainstream contemporary works. Bishop’s stories have appeared in Playboy, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, the Georgia Review, and many others.