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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

Books:
Claiming Kin (Guernica Editions, 2008)
Anthologies:
The Voices We Carry: Italian-American Women's Fiction (Guernica Editions, 1994), The Available Press/PEN Short Story Collection (Ballantine Books, 1985)
Journals:
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
Prizes:
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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