Dean Monti

Fiction Writer

533 Hawthorne
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Author's Bio

Dean Monti is the author of the critically acclaimed comic novel THE SWEEP OF THE SECOND HAND, published by Academy Chicago Publishers, and in paperback by Penguin Putnam Berkley Signature. Besides his novels, he has published short stories, produced several one-act plays, and has had one of short stories successfully adapted for the stage in Chicago. He has taught creative writing at Columbia College and College of DuPage. He credits Carol Anshaw< Dana Spiotta, and Robert McKee among his writing mentors. In 2015, he completed his MFA in Creative Writing at Queens University, Charlotte, NC.

Publications & Prizes

The Sweep of The Second Hand (Academy Chicago Publishing, 2001)

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Long Dark Teatime of the Soul by Douglas Adams, Steppenwolf (again) by Herman Hesse, Flash and Filigree by Terry Southern, The Music of Chance (again) by Paul Auster, Thelonious Monk: The Live and Times of an American Original by Robin D.G. Kelly

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Italian American
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Born in: 
Oak Park
Raised in: 
Western Suburbs, IL
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Last update: Apr 29, 2016