Anthony D'Aries

Creative Nonfiction Writer

181 White Street Western Connecticut State University MFA in Creative and Professional Writing
Danbury, CT 06810

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 Foreword's Memoir-of-the-Year Award. His essays have appeared in Boston magazine, Solstice, The Good Men Project, Shelf Awareness, The Literary Review, Memoir Magazine, and 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 currently directs the low-residency MFA in Creative and Professional Writing at Western Connecticut State University.

Literary agent: 
Lukas Ortiz at Philip G. Spitzer Agency

Publications & Prizes

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)
Boston Magazine
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Memoir Journal
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Sport Literate
Prizes won: 

2010 PEN/New England Discovery Award

More Information

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Identifies as: 
Italian American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Homelessness, Incarcerated individuals, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers
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Raised in: 
Northport, NY
New York
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Last update: May 10, 2021