Anthony D'Aries

Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Danbury, CT
Connecticut US

Author's Bio

Anthony D'Aries is the author of The Language of Men: A Memoir (Hudson Whitman Press, 2012), which received the PEN/New England Discovery Prize and an INDIES Gold Medal. His work has appeared in McSweeney's, Boston Magazine, Solstice, Shelf Awareness, The Literary Review, Memoir Magazine, Silk Road Review, The Laurel Review, Flash Fiction Magazine, and elsewhere. His essays have been finalists for Fourth Genre's Michael Steinberg Essay Prize and the Diana Wood's Memorial Creative Nonfiction Award. In 2011, Anthony was selected as Randolph College's Emerging Writer-in-Residence. He has served on the board of PEN/New England as a member of the Freedom-to-Write Committee, leading writing workshops in prisons, shelters, hospitals, and residential care facilities, and co-chairing the inaugural PEN Writing and Trauma Conference. Anthony received the 2014-15 Writers' Room of Boston's fellowship in nonfiction. In 2016, he was selected as the Lighthouse Writers Workshop's Fort Lyon Writer-in-Residence, where he taught writing workshops for homeless veterans. He was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize and his essay, "No Man's Land," was listed as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2021. He is currently working on a novel and a collection of short stories. Anthony directs the low-residency MFA in Creative and Professional Writing at Western Connecticut State University.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

All the Livelong Day: Motif Anthologies, Volume 3 (Motes Books, 2012)
Tarnished: True Tales of Innocence Lost (Pinchback Press, 2011)
The Language of Men (Hudson Whitman Publishers, 2012)
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2010 PEN/New England Discovery Award

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Italian American
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Adults, Homelessness, Incarcerated individuals, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers
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Northport, NY
New York
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Last update: Mar 23, 2023