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

Anthologies:
The Voices We Carry: Italian-American Women's Fiction (Guernica Editions, 1994)
,
The Available Press/PEN Short Story Collection (Ballantine Books, 1985)
Journals:
Chelsea
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Chicago Review
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Colorado North Review
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Mississippi Review
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Montserrat Review
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New Directions
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Newsday
, ,
Review of Contemporary Fiction
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Shankpainter
, ,
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: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Born in: 
Long Island
Raised in: 
Los Angeles and New York, CA
California
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Last update: Jul 16, 2008