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Laura Marello

Author's Bio

I grew up in New York and Los Angeles and have spent most of my adult life in Northern California. I have written poetry, creative nonfiction, stories, novels, a memoir, a screenplay and a play. My first novel, Claiming Kin, is forthcoming from Guernica Editions in 2009.

Publications and Prizes

Claiming Kin (Guernica Editions, 2008)
The Voices We Carry: Italian-American Women's Fiction (Guernica Editions, 1994), The Available Press/PEN Short Story Collection (Ballantine Books, 1985)
Chelsea, Chicago Review, Colorado North Review, Mississippi Review, Montserrat Review, New Directions, Newsday, Quarterly West, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Shankpainter, Sonora Review, The Quarterly, Voices in Italian Americana
National Endowment for the Arts Grant, Stegner Fellowship in fiction, Fine Arts Work Center Provincetown Fellowship in Fiction, Deming Grant, Vogelstein Foundation Grant

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Proust by Samuel Beckett, Sono by Sarah Arvio, Reading Diary by Alberto Manguel
Favorite Books:
Hermann Broch, The Death of Virgil; Robert Musil, The Man Without Qualities; Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities; Julio Cortazar, We All Loved Glenda So Much; Djuna Barnes, Nightwood;
Favorite Authors:
Hermann Broch, Robert Musil, Italo Calvino, Julio Cortazar, Virginia Woolf, Djuna Barnes, Zora Neale Hurston, Maryse Conde, Marguerite Yourcenar, Nelida Pinon, C.P. Cavafy,

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Listing last updated: July 16, 2008

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