Michael Sledge

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Michael Sledge
Born Houston, Texas
Occupation writer
Nationality American
Genre fiction, memoir
Notable works The More I Owe You

Michael Sledge is an American writer.[1] His 2010 debut novel The More I Owe You, about the relationship between Elizabeth Bishop and Lota de Macedo Soares,[2] won the Ferro-Grumley Award in 2011[3] and was a shortlisted nominee for the Lambda Literary Award in the Lesbian Debut Fiction category at the 23rd Lambda Literary Awards.[4]

Originally from Texas, Sledge previously published the memoir Mother and Son, about his relationship with his mother who did not fully accept that he had come out as gay, in 1995.[5] At the time, he worked primarily as a technical and science editor.[5]


  1. ^ "Novelist Sledge finds oneness with poet Bishop". SFGate.com, August 31, 2010.
  2. ^ "Questions of Travel". The New York Times, July 9, 2010.
  3. ^ "Publishing Triangle Award Winners". Lambda Literary Foundation, April 29, 2011.
  4. ^ "Lambda Literary Awards Finalists Unveiled". Adweek, March 16, 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Mother and Son: A Memoir". Publishers Weekly, September 4, 1995.

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