Michael Frank

marlene lopez

(Frank, Michael) Michael Frank was a Los Angeles Times book critic for nearly ten years, and his short stories and essays have been widely anthologized. His fiction has been presented at Symphony Space’s Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story, and his travel writing has been collected in Italy: The Best Travel Writing from The New York Times. The Mighty Franks: A Memoir (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) is Frank’s clear-eyed story of Frank’s eccentric Hollywood family, especially his glamorous but dangerously possessive Aunt Hank. Writing for the Atlantic, Ann Hulbert writes, “Frank brings Proustian acuity and razor-sharp prose to family dramas as primal, and eccentrically insular, as they come.”