Press 53 author Michael Kardos talks about his forthcoming story collection One Last Good Time.
Michael Kardos co-directs the creative writing program at Mississippi State University. His short stories were cited as Notable Stories in the 2009 and 2010 editions of Best American Short Stories and have appeared in The Southern Review, Crazyhorse, Prairie Schooner, Pleiades, Blackbird, and many other magazines and anthologies. Kardos grew up on the Jersey Shore, received a degree in music from Princeton University, and for the next decade played the drums in a number of bands, including Thunder Road, “The Ultimate Tribute to Springsteen.” He has an MFA. in fiction from The Ohio State University and a PhD from the University of Missouri.
“Michael Kardos' soulful stories take place in that hard-luck corner of New Jersey where rock and roll dreams crash into blue-collar reality. One Last Good Time is a remarkable debut collection full of stories that are funny and melancholy at the same time.” —Tom Perrotta, The Abstinence Teacher