Michael Gardner is a writer and lives in Antwerp, Belgium. He earned his M.F.A. in Nonfiction Writing from Saint Mary's College of California. His essays have appeared in various American literary journals, such as the Sonora Review and the Seneca Review. His essay, "The Competitive Lives of Gay Twins" was published in the anthology, From Boys to Men: Gay Men Write About Growing Up (Carroll & Graf, 2006), which was a Lambda Literary Award finalist for Best Anthology. He is the author of the design book, Axel Vervoordt: Living with Light (Flammarion, 2013) and he collaborated on the content, text, and interviews for the cookbook, At Home with May and Axel Vervoordt (Flammarion, 2012). In addition to Pushcart Prize nomination, his work has received recognition as a finalist for the New Letters Best Essay Award (2006) and a Nonfiction Award from the Guild Literary Complex in Chicago (2006). His freelance writing has been published in fashion and lifestyle magazines and various art catalogs. Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, he has lived in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Hull, England and Nagoya, Japan. 


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