Michael Adam Carroll

Author and Critic

Photo: Melanie E. Rijkers


Michael Adam Carroll is an author and critic. He earned a PhD in Peninsular and Latin American Literatures from the University of Colorado at Boulder. His focus today is on immigration, culture, and diverse voices in fiction.

He was born and raised in Guatemala to a Guatemalan-American family. He now lives in San Francisco with his wife and dog. The picture below is of Antigua, Guatemala, one of his favorite places in the world.

Michael writes book reviews and critical essays. His work has appeared in Ploughshares online, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Millions, Romance Quarterly, Anales Galdosianos, and the Rocky Mountain Review. Click to see his published work.

He’s currently writing his debut novel, an upmarket family drama about a son who takes in his dying and estranged Guatemalan-American father. Things go wrong when he discovers a series of family secrets. He must decide between going deeper and reconciling with his father before he dies.

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Antigua, Guatemala