Joseph Schuster

photo by Sarah Carmody Photography, St. Louis MO

Joseph M. Schuster is the author of the critically praised novel The Might Have Been. He has also published more than 600 articles, essays and reviews in national, regional and local magazines and newspapers; his short books, One Season in the Sun and Jackie Robinson, are 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, and Western Humanities Review, among other journals. Twice, his work has been cited among the “distinguished stories” in Best American Short Stories.

Currently at work on a new novel, he lives outside St. Louis, Missouri, is married and the father of five.  He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College.