Michael W. Clune

Johanna Lawshea

Michael W. Clune is a professor of English at Case Western Reserve University. He is the author the memoir White Out: The Secret Life of Heroin and of two scholarly books, American Literature in the Free Market and Writing Against Time. His latest, Gamelife (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), is the memoir of a childhood transformed by technology. In telling the story of his youth through seven computer games, Clune captures the part of childhood we live alone. Kirkus Revies writes, “Clune never treats games as an escape but rather an entry into a heightened reality, an education, a creative stimulus, and a portal for self-discovery . . . [a] provocative book.”