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Michael Taeckens

Broadside PR
Co-founder
New York, NY
Michael Taeckens' twenty-one years in the publishing industry include roles as the long-time publicity director at Algonquin Books and the marketing director at Graywolf Press; since 2014 he has been working independently. Past and present clients include the Whiting Foundation/Whiting Awards, Leslie Jamison (THE RECOVERING; THE EMPATHY EXAMS), Tom Perrotta (MRS. FLETCHER), Kevin Young (BUNK), Lidia Yuknavitch (THE BOOK OF JOAN), Kristen Radtke (IMAGINE WANTING ONLY THIS), Matthew Zapruder (WHY POETRY), Luis Alberto Urrea (THE HOUSE OF BROKEN ANGELS), Nicole Dennis-Benn (HERE COMES THE SUN), Mary-Louise Parker (DEAR MR. YOU), Vikram Chandra (GEEK SUBLIME), Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (PURPLE HIBISCUS), Laila Lalami (HOPE AND OTHER DANGEROUS PURSUITS; SECRET SON) and Sara Gruen (WATER FOR ELEPHANTS). A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he writes the Reviewers & Critics column for Poets & Writers and is a co-founder of Broadside PR, a literary marketing and publicity group that works with writers, publishers, and literary organizations.