Cathleen Falsani

Creative Nonfiction Writer

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Author's Bio

Cathleen Falsani is an award-winning religion journalist and columnist who specializes in the intersection of faith and culture. Cathleen is author of several critically acclaimed, non-fiction books, The God Factor: Inside the Spiritual Lives of Public People Sin Boldly: A Field Guide for Grace, The Dude Abides: The Gospel According to the Coen Brothers, and BELIEBER!: Fame, Faith and the Heart of Justin Bieber and Disquiet Time: Rants, Raves, and Reflections on the Good Book By the Skeptical, the Faithful, and a Few Scoundrels. Cathleen lives in southern California with her husband and son, where she is at work on a book about Pope Francis.

Publications & Prizes

Book:
Sin Boldly: A Field Guide for Grace (Zondervan, 2008)
Prizes won: 

Journalism Fellow, Duke University/Duke Divinity School (2009) Gralla Fellow in Jewish Studies, Brandeis University (2002) Stoody-West Fellow in Religious Journalism (1996)
James O. Supple Religion Writer of the Year (2005) Religion Newswriters Association Second place, Templeton Religion Reporter of the Year (2007) Religion Newswriters Association Finalist, Templeton Religion Reporter of the Year (2003) Religion Newswriters Association My first book
The God Factor: Inside the Spiritual Lives of Public People
named one of the best non-fiction books of 2006 by the
Christian Science Monitor

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Dispatches from Pluto by Richard Grant, A Story Lately Told by Anjelica Huston, The Beautiful Not Yet by Carrie Newcomer, How To Survive a Shipwreck by Jonathan Martin, The Abundance by Annie Dillard

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Celtic American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Stamford
Raised in: 
Huntington, CT
Connecticut
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Last update: Aug 25, 2016