UMSL alumnus Michael Nye and his debut novel

Michael Nye, MFA 2006, says the guidance he received from UMSL faculty members John Dalton and Mary Troy had a deep impact on him as a fiction writer. His coming-of-age story, “All the Castles Burned,” is set for release Feb. 13, and in April he’ll be giving several readings in Missouri. Nye is also the author of the story collection “Strategies Against Extinction.” (Images courtesy of Turner Publishing)