Joseph M. Schuster is the author of the critically praised novel The Might Have Been, Ballantine Books, 2012. He has also published more than 600 articles, essays and reviews in national, regional and local magazines and newspapers; his short book, One Season in the Sun (2012), is part of Gemma Open Door’s important effort to encourage literacy among adult reluctant readers.
His short fiction has appeared in The Iowa Review, The Kenyon Review, Missouri Review, New Virginia Review, Five Chapters, Western Humanities Review, Marlboro Review, and 108. Twice, his work has been cited among the “distinguished stories” in Best American Short Stories.
A member of the faculty of Webster University, he lives outside St. Louis, Missouri, is married and the father of five, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College.