Michael Bible is originally from North Carolina. He received his undergraduate degree in English from Sewanee: The University of the South and a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of Mississippi. He is the author of the novels SOPHIA and EMPIRE OF LIGHT on Melville House Books. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, Vice Magazine, Paris Review Daily, Literary Hub, and The Los Angeles Review of Books among others. In his free time, he enjoys going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and watching classic movies.