Margaret Malone is the author of the story collection PEOPLE LIKE YOU from Atelier26. The book was a Finalist for the 2016 PEN/Hemingway Award for First Fiction and Winner of the Balcones Fiction Prize.

A recent MacDowell Fellow, her writing has appeared or is forthcoming from BOMB, The Missouri Review, The RumpusOregon Humanities, Paper Darts, The Masters Review, and elsewhere. She is a graduate of Humboldt State University with a B.A. in Philosophy and now lives with her husband filmmaker Brian Padian and two children in Portland, Oregon.

Margaret has been a volunteer facilitator with the non-profit Write Around Portland and a co-host of the artist and literary gathering SHARE. She is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Ford Family Foundation, the MacDowell Foundation, Oregon Arts Commission, the Regional Arts & Culture Council, and Literary Arts. She launches her new interview series Bust the Canon in 2023.

A former member of the Dangerous Writers, in her heart she will always spend Thursday nights at the northeast corner of the table in Tom Spanbauer’s basement.

She teaches workshops online and in Portland at Literary Arts.


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