Michel Stone's second novel Border Child (April 2017, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday) received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews and was the lead title on's list of 10 recommended books published in April 2017. The San Francisco Chronicle calls Border Child  “surprising and lovely...It's social realism, reminiscent of Steinbeck.” Stone’s debut novel The Iguana Tree, which Library Journal says "recalls the work of John Steinbeck," received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was named a finalist for Foreword Reviews Book of the Year in the multicultural fiction category. This novel has been a popular choice of universities' and colleges' "Common Read" programs.  Stone is a 2011 recipient of the South Carolina Fiction Award. She’s at work on her third novel.



Click here to hear Michel Stone Commencement Address at Converse College



Upstate international selected The Iguana Tree for its Community Read 2015. Watch the interview conducted by Deryle Hope, Ed. D., Director, Center for International Studies, USC Upstate, conducted on the campus of Clemson University.



Watch the interview conducted by Rita Van Zandt at the Blue Ridge Book Festival, 2013.