Photo Credit: Daryl Burtnett

Photo Credit: Daryl Burtnett

 

Miciah Bay Gault grew up on Sanibel Island, Cape Cod, and other places by the sea. A graduate of the Syracuse MFA program, she now teaches in the MFA in Writing & Publishing program at Vermont College of Fine Arts and is the coordinator of the Vermont Book Award. Goodnight Stranger is her first book.

Goodnight Stranger is on the long list for the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize. Cosmopolitan says it's “one of the best literary thrillers you’ll read this year." It was named one of the 10 smartest beach reads of 2019 by BBC Culture, as well as a must-read crime title by Book Riot, and Elle Canada says it’s the book to bring on your summer road trip.

Miciah's fiction and essays have appeared in The New York Times’ Modern Love column, Tin House, LitHub, Electric Literature, Salon.com, The Sun, The Southern Review, Agni, The Literary Review, and the anthology Contemporary Vermont Fiction (Green Writers Press, 2014). She's the recipient of a Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant.

Miciah was the editor of the literary journal Hunger Mountain for 9 years. Before that she was a high school English teacher, a swing dance instructor, a barista, and a nanny. Currently obsessed with snowflakes, luck, and Shirley Jackson, Miciah lives in Montpelier, VT with her husband and three children.