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’s essays have appeared in Ploughshares online, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Believer online, The Millions, Romance Quarterly, Anales Galdosianos, and the Rocky Mountain Review. Click here to see his published work.

He’s currently writing his debut novel, a family drama about Jake, a Guatemalan man who’s lived without his estranged father, until he shows up sick and dying. Jake’s anger over being abandoned turns into obsession, as he tries to reconcile with his father before he passes away.

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Antigua, Guatemala