Mike Alberti grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He received his MFA in fiction from the University of Minnesota in 2016. His work has appeared in Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, The Florida Review, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Mid-American Review, One Story, and elsewhere. His stories have won the Gulf Coast Prize in Fiction, the Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize from Hunger Mountain, and the Sweet Corn Prize from Flyway.
Alberti has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the James Merrill House, the Jentel Foundation, the Ucross Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and the MacDowell Colony. He was awarded a Bread Loaf Fiction Scholarship in 2019. He lives in Minneapolis, where he serves as the Managing Director for Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop.
Alberti's work explores the relationship between people and place, with a focus on the environment and specifically on the way that climate change is affecting that relationship. He is working on a novel and a collection of short stories. While in residence at Camargo, he will finish his first collection of short stories, Some People Let You Down.