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Rita Ciresi

Rita Ciresi

Author's Bio

Rita Ciresi is the author of four novels--Blue Italian, Pink Slip, Remind Me Again Why I Married You, and Bring Back My Body to Me--and two short-story collections, Sometimes I Dream in Italian and Mother Rocket. She is professor of English and director of creative writing at the University of South Florida in Tampa, a mentor for the Bay Path University online MFA program in nonfiction, and fiction editor of 2 Bridges Review.

Publications and Prizes

Remind Me Again Why I Married You (Bantam/Dell, 2003), Sometimes I Dream in Italian (Delacorte Press, 2001), Pink Slip (Delacorte, 1999), Blue Italian (Ecco Press, 1996), Mother Rocket (University of Georgia Press, 1993)
The Italian American Reader (Morrow, 2003), Don't Tell Mama: The Penguin Book of Italian American Writing (Penguin, 2002), The Milk of Almonds (Feminist Press, 2002)
Oregon Review, Prairie Schooner, South Carolina Review
Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Book Award, Pirate's Alley Faulkner Prize for the Novel, Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Series

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Listing last updated: December 5, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Identifies as:
Italian American
Born in:
New Haven, CT
Raised in:
New Haven, CT

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