Best American Short Stories 2020 includes Associate Professor of English Micheal Byers' story "Sibling Rivalry"; it originally appeared in Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet.

Michael Byers, former MFA director, holds an MFA from the University of Michigan (1996) and is the author of three books: The Coast of Good Intentions (stories), and the novels Long for This World and Percival's PlanetThe Coast of Good Intentions won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, garnered a Whiting Writer's Award, and was a New York Times Notable Book, among other citations.