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Debut Author Podcast: Michele Levy

Now a resident of the Tar Heel state, Michele Levy lived a nomadic life growing up, living in
Wisconsin, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Virginia. Her college degree in history and her
love of language and literature steered her to UNC for graduate studies, where the field of
Comparative Literature provided the perfect avenue to explore all her interests. Once she moved
to New Orleans with her husband, she become an assistant professor, teaching and publishing on
Russian and European authors while raising three children, and eventually chairing her
department. Her life-long passion for the distinctive richness and vitality of the Balkan culture, a
painful amalgam of both East and West, led her to study and eventually publish on the literature
and history of that region and ultimately, provided the rich background for her debut novel.