Michelle Richmond is an American novelist. She wrote The Year of Fog, which was a New York Times bestseller.
Richmond grew up in Mobile, Alabama, the second of three sisters. She obtained her BA from the University of Alabama and Master of Fine Arts from the University of Miami. She has taught at the University of San Francisco, the California College of the Arts, Saint Mary's College of California in Moraga, at Bowling Green State University and Notre Dame de Namur University. She founded Fiction Attic Press and San Francisco Journal of Books and is also a publisher.
Richmond's first book, the story collection The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress (2001), was published by University of Massachusetts Press. Her third book, The Year of Fog (2007), originally called Ocean Beach, was published by Delacorte Press and was a New York Times best seller. Her fourth book, No One You Know (2008), was published by Delacorte Press.
Richmond's book, The Year of Fog, won her acclaim including being selected as one of the best books of 2007 by Library Journal, chosen by Kirkus Reviews as a top pick for Reading Groups, was nominated for the Grand prix des lectrices de Elle award, was listed by the San Francisco Chronicle as a notable book and was a New York Times bestseller and a best selling paperback book for Bantam publishers.
She currently serves as a member of the executive council of the Authors Guild.