Michael C. Keith
Michael C. Keith is the author or coauthor of more than two dozen groundbreaking books on electronic media, among them Talking Radio, Voices in the Purple Haze, Sounds of Change, The Broadcast Century, Radio Cultures, Signals in the Air, the classic textbook The Radio Station (later Keith’s Radio Station), and Waves of Rancor––a book cited by President Clinton for its study of the radical right’s use of audio media. The recipient of numerous awards in the academic field, including the Broadcast Education Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the International Radio Television Society’s Stanton Fellow Award, and the University of Rhode Island’s Achievement Award in the Humanities, he is also the author of dozens of articles and short stories and has served in a variety of editorial positions. Prior to joining Boston College (where he was named Emeritus upon retiring), Michael served as Chair of Education at the Museum of Broadcast Communications and on the faculties of The George Washington University, Marquette University, and Dean College. He is co-founder of the Broadcast Education Association’s Radio Division and its first chair. Beyond that, he is the author of an acclaimed memoir––The Next Better Place (Algonquin Books)––a young adult novel––Life is Falling Sideways––and 14 story collections––Of Night and Light, Everything is Epic, Sad Boy, And Through the Trembling Air, Hoag’s Object, The Collector of Tears, If Things Were Made To Last Forever, Caricatures, The Near Enough, Bits, Specks, Crumbs, Flecks, Slow Transit, Perspective Drifts Like a Log on a River, Let Us Now Speak of Extinction, and Stories in the Key of Me. He has been nominated a half dozen times for a Pushcart Prize and was a finalist for the National Indie Excellence Award for short fiction anthology and a finalist for the 2013 International Book Award in the “Fiction Visionary” category. www.michaelckeith.com
a collection by Michael Keith,
is now available from MadHat Press.