Mike Karpa


Mike’s short stories and novel chapters have appeared in Sixfold, UC Irvine’s Faultline, Red Wheelbarrow, Steelhead Special, The Santa Clara Review and Bottomfish (twice, once winning the magazine’s fiction contest). Two of his stories have aired on KFJC (Los Altos Hills).

A short memoir, “Make a Muscle,” about memory loss and flirting in a nursing home, is forthcoming on Tin House online.

He has also published non-fiction articles on translation in The ATA Chronicle, the SWET Newsletter, and GALAxy. An early essay with accompanying translation from Chinese of “Nocturne” by Pai Hsien-yung, won the Newton Prize.

He has studied writing with Laura Schiff, Tom Jenks and Stegner fellow Brent Spencer (in the Stanford Continuing Education fiction workshop and privately) and been selected for the Squaw Valley Community of Writers (twice) and Lit Camp.