Michael J. Mooney is a contributing editor at D Magazine in Dallas. He’s also written for GQ, ESPN The Magazine, Grantland, and Outside Magazine, among many others.
This is his second time visiting the podcast. He was the guest on Episode 2, when we talked about his story “The Most Amazing Bowling Story Ever.” That story was ultimately included in Best American Sports Writing.
On this episode, Mooney talks about his story, “My Brother, the Murderer,” which ran in D Magazine in January 2016. He also talks about his piece “Weekend At Johnny’s,” which he wrote after visiting and drinking in many of the bars that Johnny Manziel has frequented. That piece ran in B/R Mag, an extension of Bleacher Report.
He is also the co-director of the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, which is held every July in Grapevine, Texas. We talk about that conference, and what is in store this year.
Mooney is the co-director of the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, held each year in Grapevine, Texas. In this episode, he talks about some of the plans for the upcoming conference, which is always incredibly popular among literary journalists.