Michael Graves is the author of the forthcoming novel, Parade. Writer, Michael Carroll (Little Reef and Other Stories) says, "Parade is one jigger Capote's Answered Prayers, a jigger of Tennessee Williams's story "Two on a Party" and a generous pour of Michael Graves' tenderly transgressive yet never abrasive tonic of satire and sweetness, all of it going down bracingly, not bitter. It is a story of callow youth contrasted with the tough and ultimately ruefully true choices that adulthood tries to force us into. In the author's hands the narrative of rite of passage and religious hypocrisy goes down unsettlingly, which is the mark of the mixer's skillful hand."
Graves is also the author of Dirty One, a collection of debut stories. This book was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist as well as an American Library Association Honoree.
Michael's fiction and poetry has appeared in numerous literary publications, including Post Road, Chelsea Station and Pank. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Million Writer's Award.