Novelist and journalist Michael Grothaus was born in Saint Louis, Missouri in 1977. He spent his twenties in Chicago where he earned his degree in filmmaking from Columbia and got his start in journalism writing for Screen. After working for institutions including The Art Institute of Chicago, Twentieth Century Fox, and Apple he earned his postgraduate degree with distinction in creative writing from the University of London.
His writing has appeared in The Guardian, Litro Magazine, Fast Company, VICE, The Irish Times, Screen, Quartz, and others. His debut novel is EPIPHANY JONES, a story about sex trafficking among the Hollywood elite, based on his experiences at the Cannes Film Festival. It was longlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger Award in 2017 and in 2018 was named one of the 25 “Most Irresistible Hollywood Novels” by Entertainment Weekly.
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Epiphany Jones (Orenda, 2016)