M.O. Walsh was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is the author of the novel My Sunshine Away, which was a New York Times Bestseller and winner of the Pat Conroy Book Award, and the story collection The Prospect of Magic. His stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, The Southern Review, Oxford American, and others. He directs the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans.
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