Michele Tracy Berger
Michele Tracy Berger is the Eric and Jane Nord Family Professor in the Department of Religious Studies and director of the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University. Her short fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction has appeared, or is forthcoming in 100 Word Story, Apex Magazine, Glint Literary Journal, The Wild Word, Thing Magazine, Blood and Bourbon, FIYAH: Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction, Oracle: Fine Arts Review, Carolina Woman, Ms., and various anthologies. She is the 2019 winner of the Carl Brandon Kindred Award from the Carl Brandon Society for her story "Doll Seed" published in FIYAH: Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction. Much of her work explores psychological horror, especially through issues of race and gender.
A delicately wrought collection of speculative stories that spans horror, fantasy, science fiction and magical realism, but are always grounded in very real characters and beautifully rendered distinctive communities. from the past fuel realities of the future.