is the author of You Shall See the Beautiful Things: a Novel & a Nocturne (Acre Books, 2023.) Previously, he published two novels with Pantheon, a division of Penguin Random House: Nothing But a Smile (2009) and The Lake, the River & the Other Lake (2005), which was a Washington Post Book of the Year, a BookSense Pick, and was cited in the Encyclopedia Britannica’s Britannica Book of the Year as one of three “standout” debuts of 2005. Both were Michigan Notable Books. His shorter works have appeared in Playboy, McSweeney’s, Zoetrope: All-Story, Southern Review, Story, Michigan Quarterly Review, Cincinnati Review, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and on NPR.
He has had plays produced in Chicago and composed and recorded original music, including the album There’s Always Pie…(2005)
He received a BA in English-Writing from St. Lawrence, an MFA in creative writing from George Mason, and has taught as part of MFA programs at Northwestern and Pacific universities. He lives in Michigan, in Ann Arbor, where he was born, and in the U.P., where he was reborn.
Pronunciation: Amick is “A-mick” with a long A and the stress on the first syllable. Steve is pronounced “Steve.”
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