Michael Carroll

Michael Carroll
Michael Carroll

Michael Carroll is an American writer who published his debut short story collection, Little Reef, in 2014. The collection was a shortlisted nominee for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction at the 27th Lambda Literary Awards and won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His most recent book, Stella Maris and Other Key West Stories, was published in 2019.

His short stories have also appeared in Ontario ReviewBoulevard, and The New Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories.

Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, he has been the partner of writer Edmund White since 1995. Carroll and White were legally married in 2013.


selected bibliography

Stella Maris and Other Key West Stories
Stella Maris and Other Key West Stories (2019)
Little Reef and Other Stories by Michael Carroll
Little Reef and Other Stories (2014)

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online resources

Excerpt from Stella Maris, “Star of the Sea,” Literary Hub, April 19, 2019
“On doing it in public,” the Creative Independent, February 27, 2019
Review of Stella Maris, Publishers Weekly, January 31, 2019
“What Carroll writes about when he writes about writers,” Interview Magazine, June 16, 2014

Video: Carroll discusses dialogue with Alden Jones