Laura Marello

Fiction Writer

c/o English Department Lynchburg College
Lynchburg, VA 24501

Author's Bio

I grew up in New York and Los Angeles and have spent most of my adult life in Northern California. I have written poetry, creative nonfiction, stories, novels, a memoir, a screenplay and a play.

My first novel, Claiming Kin, is forthcoming from Guernica Editions in 2009.

Publications & Prizes

The Voices We Carry: Italian-American Women's Fiction (Guernica Editions, 1994)
The Available Press/PEN Short Story Collection (Ballantine Books, 1985)
Chicago Review
Colorado North Review
Mississippi Review
Montserrat Review
New Directions
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Review of Contemporary Fiction
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The Quarterly
Voices in Italian Americana
Prizes won: 

National Endowment for the Arts Grant, Stegner Fellowship in fiction, Fine Arts Work Center Provincetown Fellowship in Fiction, Deming Grant, Vogelstein Foundation Grant

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Proust by Samuel Beckett, Sono by Sarah Arvio, Reading Diary by Alberto Manguel

More Information

Gives readings: 
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Born in: 
Long Island
Raised in: 
Los Angeles and New York, CA
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Last update: Jul 16, 2008