BiographyAnna Monardo's novel Falling In Love with Natassia was published by Doubleday in June 2006. Excerpts first appeared in Prairie Schooner and were nominated for Pushcart Prizes. Her first novel, The Courtyard of Dreams (Doubleday, 1993), set largely in southern Italy, was translated into German, Norwegian and Danish, and was nominated for a PEN/Hemingway Award and recommended for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Monardo’s stories, essays and poems have been anthologized, featured on National Public Radio, and published or are forthcoming in The Sun, More, Salon.com, Huffington Post, Poets & Writers, Indiana Review, Redbook and other magazines and journals. A three-time recipient of Nebraska Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowships in fiction and creative nonfiction, she has also received fellowships from Yaddo, MacDowell, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Djerassi Foundation.
Research and Creative Activity InterestsPsychology, modern dance
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BA, Saint Mary's College
MFA, Columbia University