Michael Garriga’s debut work, The Book of Duels, sold out its first printing and has a second edition coming out from Milkweed Editions in the fall.

English Professor's "Book of Duels" Takes Off

July 24, 2014

BW English professor Michael Garriga is enjoying great success with his debut work, The Book of Duels, which sold out its first printing and has a second edition coming out from Milkweed Editions in the fall. Stories from the book also have been published by Esquire.com, The Southern ReviewOxford American, along with "The 10 Greatest Duels in Literature" on the Huffington Post site.

Publishers Weekly praised The Book of Duels as a "riveting" flash fiction collection that tells the stories of duels, both historical and imagined, from three different perspectives. The book also landed on the summer "must-read" lists of Cleveland Magazine and "Sound of Applause" public radio host Dee Perry.

Garriga joined Perry in the WCPN/ ideaStream studios this week to talk about his inspiration for the book. If you missed the interview, you can listen to a replay via the WCPN website. Or, tune in for an excerpt on the Friday edition of NPR's "All Things Considered."

Better yet, catch Garriga reading from his work LIVE August 8, from 7-10 pm at the Tremont Artwalk where he'll appear at Visible Voice with BW's own Front Porch band!

Michael Garriga’s debut work, The Book of Duels, sold out its first printing and has a second edition coming out from Milkweed Editions in the fall.